Moths of North Carolina
Scientific Name:
Common Name:
Family (Alpha):
« »
View PDFThyatiridae Members: 23 NC Records

Habrosyne gloriosa (Guenée, 1852) - Glorious Habrosyne Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Drepanoidea Family: ThyatiridaeSubfamily: ThyratirinaeTribe: HabrosyniniP3 Number: 850004.00 MONA Number: 6236.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONATechnical Description, Adults: Forbes (1923, as Habrosyne rectangula)                                                                                 
Adult Markings: Very similar to Habrosyne scripta, which is much more common. Differs in the course of the white band bordering the posterior end of the dark basal patch: in gloriosa it has a more stair-step course, with a right angle bend in the middle; in scripta it has a more slanting, oblique course with only a minor bend in the middle (Forbes, 1924). The white subterminal band is also usually straight in gloriosa but arched in scripta (J.B. Sullivan, pers. obs.).
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)

Click on graph to enlarge
Habitats and Life History
Habitats:
Larval Host Plants: Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for Ninebark Thickets
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR S2S3
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.
Comments:

 Photo Gallery for Habrosyne gloriosa - Glorious Habrosyne Moth

Photos: 5

Recorded by: Patrick and Megan Blythe on 2019-05-24
Macon Co.
Comment:
Recorded by: Patrick and Megan Blythe on 2019-05-24
Macon Co.
Comment:
Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2019-04-23
Buncombe Co.
Comment:
Recorded by: Doug Blatny/Jackie Nelson on 2012-07-25
Ashe Co.
Comment:
Recorded by: Doug Blatny/Jackie Nelson on 2012-07-25
Ashe Co.
Comment: