Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFCrambidae Members: 6 NC Records

Donacaula longirostrallus (Clemens, 1860) - Long-beaked Donacaula Moth

Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: CrambidaeSubfamily: SchoenobiinaeTribe: [Schoenobiini]P3 Number: 800715.00 MONA Number: 5319.00
Field Guide Descriptions: Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
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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State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.

 Photo Gallery for Donacaula longirostrallus - Long-beaked Donacaula Moth

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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-06-01
Chatham Co.
Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-06-01
Chatham Co.
Recorded by: Lenny Lampel on 2016-05-12
Mecklenburg Co.