Moths of North Carolina
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Habrosyne scripta (Gosse, 1840) - Lettered Habrosyne Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Drepanoidea Family: ThyatiridaeSubfamily: ThyratirinaeTribe: HabrosyniniP3 Number: 850003.00 MONA Number: 6235.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONATechnical Description, Adults: Forbes (1923)                                                                                 
Adult Markings: A medium-sized, light gray brown moth with conspicuous white markings. The ground color is grayish-brown, with a large basal patch of this color outlined with white. The costa is also white with a few brown spots; two larger brown-and-white spots (orbicular and reniform) are located just inward from the costa and posterior to the basal patch. The median portion of the wing is crossed by a series of narrow, strongly crenulated white bands, followed by a wider subterminal band of white. The terminal stripe is also white and crenulated, followed by a fringe of brown. Habrosyne gloriosa is very similar but the two differ in the outline of the basal patch: in scripta, the posterior white band runs fairly obliquely from the cubital vein to the inner margin; in gloriosa it runs mor perpindicular to the costa and then has a sharp right angle bend. Scripta is also lighter brown than gloriosa and the white patches are usually less pinkish (Forbes, 1924).
Wingspan: 30-35 mm (Forbes, 1924)
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
Habitats:
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on Blackberry and possibly other members of the Rosaceae (Wagner, 2005)
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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 Habrosyne scripta - Lettered Habrosyne Moth

Photos: 21

Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2021-05-23
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2020-08-14
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2020-08-13
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2020-08-13
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka, Becky Elkin, Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2019-07-30
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2019-06-28
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2019-06-28
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-06-24
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2019-06-07
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Owen and Pat McConnell on 2018-08-04
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2018-08-03
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2016-08-02
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: B. Bockhahn, P. Scharf, K. Kittelberger on 2015-06-18
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: J. Merrill Lynch on 2015-05-11
Watauga Co.
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Recorded by: J. Merrill Lynch on 2015-05-11
Watauga Co.
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Recorded by: B. Bockhahn, P. Scharf on 2014-08-26
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf, B.Bockhahn, K. Kettelberger on 2014-06-07
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf, B.Bockhahn, K. Kettelberger on 2014-06-07
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2014-05-28
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2014-05-26
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2014-05-26
Yancey Co.
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