Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFCrambidae Members: 28 NC Records

Herpetogramma aeglealis (Walker, 1859) - Serpentine Webworm Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: CrambidaeSubfamily: PyraustinaeTribe: SpilomeliniP3 Number: 801191.00 MONA Number: 5280.00
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: Solis (2010)                                                                                 
Adult Markings: The ground color of the forewings is light to dark brown, with a whitish patch between the orbicular and reniform but not between the reniform and the postmedian line or only partially present (Solis, 2010). A dark marginal shade closely follows the postmedian line but with a narrow pale gap between the postmedian and the undulating inner margin of the marginal shade (totally dark in some specimens).
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
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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Habitats and Life History
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Larval Host Plants: Larvae recorded on Goldenrod, Raspberry, and ferns (Solis, 2010)
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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 aeglealis - Serpentine Webworm Moth

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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-07-06
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-07-02
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-19
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-09-15
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-09-07
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-07-29
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-09-21
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2019-08-25
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-07-07
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-07-23
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2018-07-10
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-07-07
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-07-06
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-07-05
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2016-09-01
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Ed Corey on 2013-09-07
Washington Co.
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Recorded by: Doug Blatny / Jackie Nelson on 2013-07-19
Ashe Co.
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