Moths of North Carolina
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29 NC Records

Glaphyria glaphyralis (Guenée, 1854) - Common Glaphyria Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: CrambidaeSubfamily: GlaphyriinaeTribe: [Glaphyriini]P3 Number: 801023.00 MONA Number: 4869.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIFTechnical Description, Adults: Forbes (1923); Munroe (1972b)                                                                                 
Adult Markings: The ground color is lemon yellow, marked with white lines and spots but lacking any distinct brown edging, although light brown shading is sometimes present (Forbes, 1923). The antemedian line is waved and the postmedian is sinuous and denticulate. The subterminal area is marked with white spots and the fringe is typically cream white. Glyphyria sequestralis is similar in pattern but the white lines are distinctly edged with brown and the fringe is evenly ochre-yellow, nearly concolorous with the ground color; there is also a distinct dark terminal line, proceeded by white spots (Forbes, 1923). Aethiophysa lentiflualis and Xanthophysa psychialis are also similar but have white markings edged with brown and differ in fringe color.
Wingspan: 15-18 mm (Forbes, 1923)
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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Status in North Carolina
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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 Glaphyria glaphyralis - Common Glaphyria Moth

Photos: 27

Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-07-19
Chowan Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-07-18
Chowan Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson, Stephen Dunn on 2022-07-15
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-07-13
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2022-07-08
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-07-01
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2022-07-01
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-06-21
Caswell Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-06-20
Caswell Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2022-06-11
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Lior Carlson, Richard Teper on 2021-08-03
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-07-15
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-07-09
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Ed Corey on 2020-07-23
Surry Co.
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Recorded by: Rob Van Epps on 2020-07-18
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2020-07-15
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2020-07-09
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-07-08
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-06-29
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2019-07-15
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-08
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-08
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-08
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2019-06-24
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2019-06-10
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2019-06-10
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: T. DeSantis on 2012-07-03
Camden Co.
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