Moths of North Carolina
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96 NC Records

Eoreuma densellus (Zeller, 1881) - Wainscot Grass-veneer Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: CrambidaeSubfamily: CrambinaeTribe: HaimbachiiniP3 Number: 800805.00 MONA Number: 5492.00 MONA Synonym: Eoreuma densella
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF, BOLDTechnical Description, Adults: Forbes (1923); Klots (1970)                                                                                 
Adult Markings: A small, pale yellowish-brown crambid. The veins are white, with the interspaces having a central yellow line bounded by brown streaks; streaks opposite the cell and in the fold are particularly dark (Forbes, 1923). Transverse lines are absent but there is a series of dark spots along the terminus. The discal spot is also dark and well-marked. Hindwings are nearly white. Xubida panalope is similar in size, color, and pattern but the veins are marked with fine dark lines rather than white. "Needs close up or enough detail to see pattern of dark lines on wing" (Scholtens, 2017)
Wingspan: 15-18 mm (Forbes, 1923)
Adult Structural Features: Male reproductive structures are used as key characters in a key provided by Klots (1970); a detailed description and illustrations are also provided.
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution:
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ‚Č• 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Our records come from both xeric and wet habitats. Most appear to be fairly open but there are several from closed canopy forests. Several are from residential neighborhoods.
Larval Host Plants: Larval host plants are apparently unknown; Klots (1970) states that many species in this group are borers in the soft stems of monocots - View
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Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR S4S5
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 Eoreuma densellus - Wainscot Grass-veneer Moth

58 photos are available. Only the most recent 30 are shown.

Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2024-06-19
Brunswick Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2024-06-19
Brunswick Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Steve Hall, Patrick Coin, Mark Basinger on 2024-06-16
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Steve Hall, Patrick Coin, Mark Basinger on 2024-06-16
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2024-06-15
Rowan Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Jeff Niznik on 2024-06-10
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2024-04-27
Brunswick Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2024-04-27
Brunswick Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2024-04-19
Brunswick Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2024-04-19
Brunswick Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Jeff Niznik on 2023-09-20
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Stefanie Hedrick on 2023-08-17
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Stephen Dunn, Jeff Niznik on 2023-07-31
Swain Co.
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Recorded by: Lenny Lampel on 2023-07-28
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Michael P. Morales on 2023-07-22
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Michael P. Morales on 2023-07-22
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Jeff Niznik on 2023-07-19
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Stephen Dunn, Jeff Niznik on 2023-07-13
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and John Petranka on 2023-06-14
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Stephen Dunn, Jeff Niznik on 2023-06-03
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Jeff Niznik, Rich Teper, Erich Hofmann, Jesse Anderson on 2023-05-22
New Hanover Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Jeff Niznik, Rich Teper on 2023-05-21
New Hanover Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2022-09-09
Alleghany Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka, Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2022-08-29
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka, Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2022-08-28
Scotland Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Dunn on 2022-08-19
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jeff Niznik on 2022-08-18
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2022-08-05
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2022-08-02
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jeff Niznik on 2022-07-24
Chatham Co.
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