Moths of North Carolina
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37 NC Records

Herpetogramma aeglealis (Walker, 1859) - Serpentine Webworm Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: CrambidaeSubfamily: PyraustinaeTribe: SpilomeliniP3 Number: 801191.00 MONA Number: 5280.00
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 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: The larvae are polyphagous and have been reared on a taxonomically diverse group of plants (Solis, 2010; Handfield and Handfield, 2011). These include goldenrods (Solidago), ragworts (Packera), pokeweed (Phytolacca), mayapples (Podophyllum), and ferns (Polypodiales).
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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

Photos: 21

Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-07-17
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-07-15
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-07-14
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2022-05-21
Durham Co.
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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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