Moths of North Carolina
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107 NC Records

Herpetogramma pertextalis (Lederer, 1863) - Bold-feathered Grass Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: CrambidaeSubfamily: PyraustinaeTribe: SpilomeliniP3 Number: 801197.00 MONA Number: 5275.00
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: Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIFTechnical Description, Adults: Solis (2010)                                                                                 
Adult Markings: The ground color of the wings is cream to light yellow with the markings light brown and clean-cut (Forbes, 1923). A white patch is located between both the orbicular and reniform and between the reniform and postmedian line, and there is low contrast between the light brown marginal area and basal areas (Solis, 2010). The basal line on the forewing is dark brown and continuous. The hindwing is similar to the forewing in color and pattern and has a terminal line that is dark and continuous. In H. abdominalis, the terminal line is light brown and inconspicuous.
Adult Structural Features: "An indication of size can be valuable" (Scholtens, 2017)
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 Herpetogramma pertextalis - Bold-feathered Grass Moth

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

Recorded by: David George, Lior Carlson, Becky Watkins, Richard Teper, Stephen Dunn on 2022-07-23
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-07-21
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-07-20
Madison 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: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-07-03
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-06-26
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-06-20
Caswell Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-05-19
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-05-17
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-05-03
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-09-13
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2021-09-10
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2021-09-03
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2021-08-27
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-08-26
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-08-25
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-08-21
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2021-08-21
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-08-19
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-08-06
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-07-31
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Lior Carlson on 2021-07-24
Johnston Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-07-20
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2021-07-17
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2021-07-17
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2021-07-10
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-07-06
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-05-29
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-18
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-18
Guilford Co.
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