Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFLimacodidae Members: 35 NC Records

Parasa indetermina (Boisduval, 1832) - Stinging Rose Caterpillar Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Zygaenoidea Family: LimacodidaeP3 Number: 660054.00 MONA Number: 4699.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
Structural photos
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) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Coastal scrub, barrens, woodlands, and forests (Wagner, 2005)
Larval Host Plants: Larvae are polyphagous, feeding on a wide variety of woody trees and shrubs; Wagner (205) lists Apple, Cherry, Dogwood, Gale, Hickory, Maple, Oak, Poplar, and Rose.
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Forests and Shrublands
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G4 S4
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 Parasa indetermina - Stinging Rose Caterpillar Moth

Photos: 19

Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2021-07-15
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-06-05
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Parker Backstrom on 2017-07-28
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2017-07-03
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: Lenny Lampel on 2016-08-19
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Jeff Beane on 2015-08-22
Scotland Co.
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Recorded by: C.Helms on 2014-09-16
New Hanover Co.
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Recorded by: F. Williams on 2014-09-10
Gates Co.
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Recorded by: Lenny Lampel on 2014-07-26
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2014-07-15
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: F. Williams, S. Williams on 2013-08-26
Gates Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2013-07-02
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2013-07-02
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: Doug Blatny/Jackie Nelson on 2012-07-03
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2011-07-08
Beaufort Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2011-07-08
Beaufort Co.
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Recorded by: J. Davidson on 2009-09-09
Robeson Co.
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Recorded by: ASH on 2008-10-01
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: FKW on 2007-07-17
Gates Co.
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