Moths of North Carolina
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6 NC Records

Donacaula melinellus (Clemens, 1860) - No Common Name


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: CrambidaeSubfamily: SchoenobiinaeTribe: [Schoenobiini]P3 Number: 800710.00 MONA Number: 5316.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Beadle and Leckie (2012)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 only by close inspection of structural features or by DNA analysis.
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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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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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2019-05-28
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2019-05-28
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2019-05-18
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2019-05-18
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Lenny Lampel on 2017-04-29
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Jackie Nelson on 2013-09-10
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Jackie Nelson on 2013-09-10
Ashe Co.
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