Moths of North Carolina
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Herpetogramma theseusalis (Walker, 1859) - Herpetogramma Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: CrambidaeSubfamily: PyraustinaeTribe: SpilomeliniP3 Number: 801200.00 MONA Number: 5279.00
Comments: One of 28 species in this genus that occur in North America (Solis, 2010; Handfield and Handfield, 2011), nine of which have been recorded in North Carolina
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONATechnical Description, Adults: Forbes (1923, as Phylctaenia theseusalis); Solis (2010)                                                                                 
Adult Markings: The ground color of the forewing is yellowish-brown, without a white patch between the orbicular and reniform spots and without a contrasting dark marginal shade (Solis, 2010);. The antemedian, postmedian, and terminal lines are dark and contrasting as are the orbicular and reniform spots. The postmedian is straight between M2 and the costa.
Wingspan: 25 mm (Forbes, 1923)
Forewing Length: >10 mm (Solis, 2010)
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution:
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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Habitats and Life History
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Larval Host Plants: Ferns, including Thelypteris palustris (Forbes, 1923; Solis, 2010), and Osmundastrum cinnamomeum (J.B. Sullivan, pers. obs.)
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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 theseusalis - Herpetogramma Moth

Photos: 12

Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2021-10-22
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-09-19
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Michael P. Morales on 2021-08-06
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Michael P. Morales on 2021-08-06
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-08-23
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-07-31
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-06-19
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2019-05-10
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2019-05-10
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2016-08-03
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2015-10-12
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Ed Corey on 2013-06-04
Bladen Co.
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