Moths of North Carolina
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12 NC Records

Heliocheilus lupatus (Grote, 1875) - Spotted Straw Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NoctuidaeSubfamily: HeliothinaeP3 Number: 932056.00 MONA Number: 11073.10
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF, BOLD                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution:
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ‚Č• 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats:
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on the flowers and seeds of Purpletop Tridens (Tridens flavus) and possibly other grasses (Wagner et al., 2011) - View
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Successional and Semi-Natural Grasslands
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR S3S4
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 Heliocheilus lupatus - Spotted Straw Moth

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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2022-08-23
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jeff Niznik on 2022-08-18
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Lior Carlson on 2021-08-10
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Lior Carlson on 2021-08-10
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2020-08-22
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2019-08-30
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2019-08-30
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Robert Gilson on 2016-09-20
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2010-09-20
Warren Co.
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