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Paramysidia mississippiensis - No Common Name



© Mark Shields

© Mark Shields

© Mark Shields

© Scott Bolick
Taxonomy
Family: DERBIDAESynonym: Mysidia mississippiensis
Taxonomic Author: Dozier 1922
Identification
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Description: A distinctive pale species; no other species in the state resembles it. The wings are large and generally pale, with black venation, dark smudges on the hindwings, and dark marks on the forewings. The body is pale to light brown in color, sometimes reddish. This species can be mistaken for a moth. For images of a couple individuals, see: 1, 2.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Primarily eastern United States (UDEL)
Abundance: Several records in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain; can be quite abundant where found.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Has been found in swampy, marshy habitat.
Plant Associates: Sabal palmetto (cabbage palmetto, Arecaceae), Acer (Maple, Aceraceae) (UDEL)
Behavior: Sometimes attracted at night with a light.
Comment: Paramysidia are the only U.S. Derbidae that hold their wings in a 'mothilike' pose; unsurprisingly, Paramysidia can sometimes be mistaken as moths. (UDEL)
Status: Native
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Species Photo Gallery for Paramysidia mississippiensis No Common Name

Photo by: Scott Bolick
Randolph Co.
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Photo by: Scott Bolick
Randolph Co.
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Photo by: Scott Bolick
Randolph Co.
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Photo by: F. Williams, S. Williams
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI
Photo by: Mark Shields, Hunter Phillips
Tyrrell Co.
Comment: Perched on iris leaves in swampy area along boardwalk.
Photo by: Mark Shields, Hunter Phillips
Tyrrell Co.
Comment: Perched on iris leaves in swampy area along boardwalk.
Photo by: Mark Shields, Hunter Phillips
Tyrrell Co.
Comment: Perched on iris leaves in swampy area along boardwalk.