Moths of North Carolina
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28 NC Records

Hypsopygia costalis (Fabricius, 1775) - Clover Hayworm Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: PyralidaeSubfamily: PyralinaeTribe: PyraliniP3 Number: 800086.00 MONA Number: 5524.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF                                                                                 
Adult Markings: Similar in pattern to Hypsopygia olinalis but the costal yellow patches are much broader and the fringe is also wider and entirely yellow rather than the two-toned fringe found in olinalis, with a inner pink band and outer yellow band (Forbes, 1924). H. costalis also often has a yellow terminal line whereas the terminal line in olinalis is not evidently different from the pinkish ground color.
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) ≥ 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: Larvae feed on hay, including dried grasses and clover (Robinson et al., 2010)
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Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 SNR
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.
Comments: Found in Europe as well as North America. Status of this species as native in North Carolina has not been determined

 Photo Gallery for Hypsopygia costalis - Clover Hayworm Moth

Photos: 25

Recorded by: Chuck Smith on 2022-11-04
Davidson Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-10-07
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2022-06-30
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2022-06-05
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2022-06-01
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2022-06-01
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2021-09-13
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Lior Carlson, Richard Teper on 2021-08-03
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-11-09
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-11-04
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-10-29
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-10-23
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-09-11
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-09-05
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-07-08
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-11
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-06-02
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-10-03
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-09-26
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-09-12
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-09-08
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-06-09
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-06-05
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-05-26
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2018-08-11
Yancey Co.
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