Moths of North Carolina
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38 NC Records

Herpetogramma bipunctalis (Fabricius, 1794) - Southern Beet Webworm Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: CrambidaeSubfamily: PyraustinaeTribe: SpilomeliniP3 Number: 801193.00 MONA Number: 5272.00
Comments: Over 20 species of Herpetogramma have been described from North America that are based mostly on external morphology. The most recent treatment consolidates these into only nine species (Solis, 2010) and all nine occur in North Carolina.
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIFTechnical Description, Adults: Solis (2010)                                                                                 
Adult Markings: The ground color of the forewings is pale brown, with a darker marginal shade immediately following the postmedian line (Solis, 2010). The antemedian and postmedian lines are dark and contrasting, as are the orbicular and reniform spots; no white patch is located between those spots. Uniquely within this genus, a dark spot is located on the upper side of the second abdominal segment.
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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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR S4S5
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 Herpetogramma bipunctalis - Southern Beet Webworm Moth

33 photos are available. Only the most recent 30 are shown.

Recorded by: Jim Petranka, Becky Elkin, Steve Hall, and Bo Sullivan. on 2022-09-27
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka, Becky Elkin, Steve Hall, and Bo Sullivan. on 2022-09-26
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2022-09-24
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2022-09-12
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-11-09
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-11-08
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-10-19
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2021-10-04
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-09-12
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-09-02
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Bo Sullivan on 2021-08-10
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Bo Sullivan on 2021-08-09
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-10-19
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-10-12
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-10-12
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-10-07
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2020-10-02
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-09-21
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2020-09-09
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-22
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-22
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2019-06-12
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-10-31
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2018-10-16
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-10-16
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2018-10-15
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-10-01
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-09-17
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-09-17
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2018-08-25
Mecklenburg Co.
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