Moths of North Carolina
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Patania silicalis (Guenée, 1854) - Herbivorous Patania Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: CrambidaeSubfamily: PyraustinaeTribe: SpilomeliniP3 Number: 801188.00 MONA Number: 5243.00 MONA Synonym: Pleuroptya silicalis
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
Adult Markings: Patania silicalis shares many similarities with Herpetogramma theseusalis and H. centrostrigalis. The latter two species have a dark spot just posterior to the AM line (often faded on worn specimens) that is missing on Patania silicalis. The postmedian line between M2 and the costa is curved in Patania silicalis versus more or less straight in H. theseusalis and H. centrostrigalis. The dark shading along the lines, particularly in the median area, also may help to distinguish P. silicalis. Finally, the reniform tends to be crescentic in P. silicalis versus more oblong in certain Herpetogramma.
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 Patania silicalis - Herbivorous Patania Moth

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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2021-11-10
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-11-08
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-10-25
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-10-24
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-10-13
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-09-26
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-09-12
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-11-05
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Tracy S Feldman on 2020-10-31
Scotland Co.
Comment: These adults emerged from a tied Saururus cernuus leaf with frass and damage; collected on 10/21/2020; identity was confirmed by JoAnne Russo after dissection.
Recorded by: Tracy S Feldman on 2020-10-31
Scotland Co.
Comment: These adults emerged from a tied Saururus cernuus leaf with frass and damage; collected on 10/21/2020; identity was confirmed by JoAnne Russo after dissection.
Recorded by: Tracy S Feldman on 2020-10-21
Scotland Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-10-13
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-10-13
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-10-06
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-09-30
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-09-14
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-08-26
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2020-08-23
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-08-17
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2020-08-04
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2019-11-11
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2019-11-06
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-10-28
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2019-10-25
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-10-20
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2019-10-11
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-10-10
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-10-06
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-09-25
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2019-09-19
Onslow Co.
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