Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFTortricidae Members: 3 NC Records

Talponia plummeriana (Busck, 1906) - Speckled Talponia Moth

Superfamily: Tortricoidea Family: TortricidaeSubfamily: OlethreutinaeTribe: GrapholitiniP3 Number: 621295.00 MONA Number: 3417.00
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Our sole records come from Dismal Swamp State Park
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on Pawpaw (Robinson et al., 2010)
See also Habitat Account for Rich Wet-Mesic Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: [GNR] S2S4
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.

 Photo Gallery for Talponia plummeriana - Speckled Talponia Moth

Photos: 2

Recorded by: Tony DeSantis on 2013-05-30
Camden Co.
Recorded by: Tony DeSantis on 2013-05-03
Camden Co.