Moths of North Carolina
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29 NC Records

Herpetogramma phaeopteralis (Guenée, 1854) - Dusky Herpetogramma Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: CrambidaeSubfamily: SpilomelinaeP3 Number: 801196.00 MONA Number: 5274.00
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 forewing is brown, without a white patch between the orbicular and reniform spots and without a darker marginal shade (Solis, 2010). Unlike theseusalis, the lines are not contrasting and the postmedian is curved rather than straight between M2 and the costa.
Forewing Length: <10 mm (Solis, 2010)
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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 Photo Gallery for Herpetogramma phaeopteralis - Dusky Herpetogramma Moth

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

Recorded by: Dean Furbish and Joy Wiggins on 2021-12-28
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-11-17
Brunswick Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2021-11-10
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-10-29
Pender Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-10-27
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-10-02
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-08-31
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-11-28
Brunswick Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-11-28
Brunswick Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-11-28
Brunswick Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-11-06
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-11-05
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-10-29
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2020-10-27
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-10-23
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-10-23
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2020-10-13
Moore 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: Ken Kneidel on 2020-08-15
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2019-11-27
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2019-11-06
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-10-22
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-10-22
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-10-22
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-09-27
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-09-27
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-09-27
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2018-10-15
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2018-10-15
Durham Co.
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