Moths of North Carolina
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24 NC Records

Melitara prodenialis Walker, 1863 - Eastern Cactus-boring Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: PyralidaeSubfamily: PhycitinaeTribe: PhycitiniP3 Number: 800590.00 MONA Number: 5970.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIFTechnical Description, Adults: Neunzig (1996)                                                                                 
Adult Markings: "May also have Cactoblastis cactorum on coast, which is very close in appearance" (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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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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 Photo Gallery for Melitara prodenialis - Eastern Cactus-boring Moth

Photos: 10

Recorded by: R. Newman on 2022-06-07
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-05-31
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Bo Sullivan on 2022-05-30
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Bo Sullivan on 2022-05-30
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-10-31
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-10-12
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2021-10-03
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2020-10-23
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Ed Corey on 2013-06-04
Bladen Co.
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Recorded by: Newman,Randy on 2006-05-10
Carteret Co.
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