Moths of North Carolina
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28 NC Records

Palpita freemanalis Munroe, 1952 - Freeman's Palpita Moth



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Taxonomy
Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: CrambidaeSubfamily: PyraustinaeTribe: SpilomeliniP3 Number: 801324.00 MONA Number: 5225.00
Species Status: Described by Munroe (1952); the holotype is from Brownsville, Texas.
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIFTechnical Description, Adults: Munroe (1952)                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from photos showing hindwings, abdomen, or other specialized views [e.g., frons, palps, antennae, undersides].
Distribution in North Carolina
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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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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 Palpita freemanalis - Freeman's Palpita Moth

Photos: 26

Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-07-18
Chowan Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2022-07-17
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2022-07-12
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-06-02
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George on 2021-08-31
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: David George and L.M. Carlson on 2021-08-27
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2021-08-09
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-08-04
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-07-16
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-07-16
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-10-27
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-09-24
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2020-09-10
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2020-09-04
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-09-03
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2020-07-24
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2020-06-17
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2020-05-17
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-03-29
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-03-20
Madison Co.
Comment: Winter form
Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2019-07-28
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2019-04-10
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2019-04-10
Madison Co.
Comment: Winter form
Recorded by: Julie Tuttle on 2017-07-10
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2015-06-16
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: T. DeSantis on 2012-08-17
Camden Co.
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