Moths of North Carolina
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Orthosia garmani (Grote, 1879) - Garman's Quaker Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NoctuidaeSubfamily: NoctuinaeTribe: OrthosiiniP3 Number: 932771.00 MONA Number: 10488.00
Comments: One of 22 species (two others provisional) that occur in this genus north of Mexico (Lafontaine and Schmidt, 210); five have been recorded in North Carolina
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
Adult Markings: The ground color of the forewings is dull brown or reddish-brown, with the terminal area contrastingly lighter (Forbes, 1954). The lines and spots are usually fairly inconspicuous, although darker in some individuals. The subterminal is usually preceded by a series of black spots rather than the more diffuse dark shades found in some of the other species.
Wingspan: 38 mm (Forbes, 1954)
Adult Structural Features: Males have serrate antennae (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 Orthosia garmani - Garman's Quaker Moth

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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2021-03-12
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2021-03-04
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2021-03-04
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-02-23
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2019-02-16
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2018-02-24
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2018-02-24
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2017-02-28
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: T. DeSantis on 2016-03-16
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2015-03-18
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2014-03-22
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2011-03-05
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2011-03-01
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2011-02-28
Warren Co.
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