Moths of North Carolina
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5 NC Records

Donacaula sordidella (Zincken, 1821) - No Common Name

Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: CrambidaeSubfamily: SchoenobiinaeTribe: [Schoenobiini]P3 Number: 800707.00 MONA Number: 5313.00
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF                                                                                 
Adult Markings: "Some of these are probably identifiable, but, even with the Martinez thesis, there is a great deal of variation, and especially sexual dimorphism that makes these difficult" (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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Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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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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Photos: 4

Recorded by: Richard Teper on 2021-06-06
Orange Co.
Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2015-06-13
Cabarrus Co.
Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2015-05-31
Cabarrus Co.
Recorded by: Jackie Nelson / Doug Blatny on 2012-09-02
Ashe Co.