Moths of North Carolina
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Orthodes detracta (Walker, 1857) - Disparaged Arches Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NoctuidaeSubfamily: NoctuinaeTribe: EriopyginiP3 Number: 933146.00 MONA Number: 10288.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984; as Polia detracta); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
Adult Markings: The ground color of the forewings is generally fuscous, lacking the red-brown color of goodelli, although there can be patches of tawny coloration, especially posterior to the claviform (Forbes, 1954). The claviform spot is a conspicuous, solid-black wedge and the subterminal line is grayish rather than reddish, as is characteristic of goodelli (Forbes, 1954, see key)
Adult Structural Features: Antennae of males are serrate to subpectinate, unlike the simple antennae of males of goodelli (Forbes, 1954).
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.
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 Photo Gallery for Orthodes detracta - Disparaged Arches Moth

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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-06-05
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2021-05-29
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-06-09
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-06-02
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf,B. Bockhahn, K. Kittelberger on 2015-06-19
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: B. Bockhahn, K. Kittelberger, P. Scharf on 2015-06-18
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: B. Bockhahn, K. Kittelberger, P. Scharf on 2015-06-18
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf, B Bockhahn, K Kittelberger on 2014-06-07
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2013-07-06
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: Doug Blatny/Jackie Nelson on 2012-05-26
Ashe Co.
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