Moths of North Carolina
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84 NC Records

Pero zalissaria (Walker, 1860) - No Common Name

Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: EnnominaeTribe: AzelininiP3 Number: 911178.00 MONA Number: 6752.00
Comments: One of nineteen species in this genus that occur in North America north of Mexico (Poole, 1987; Pohl et al., 2016), four of which have been recorded in North Carolina
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF, BOLD                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
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: North Carolina records come primarily from open, herb-dominated habitats in the Coastal Plain, with many records from maritime dunes on the barrier islands and from flatwoods, savannas, and sand ridges dominated by Longleaf Pines. A few records also come from peatland habitats.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae have been reported to feed on Myrica gale (Robinson et al., 2010), but given the range of zalissaria in North Carolina, species of Morella look more likely to be the primary hosts in this state.
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G4 S3S4
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.

 Photo Gallery for Pero zalissaria - No common name

Photos: 8

Recorded by: R. Newman on 2023-06-07
Carteret Co.
Recorded by: R. Newman on 2023-04-13
Carteret Co.
Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-06-18
Carteret Co.
Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-06-02
Carteret Co.
Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-03-21
Onslow Co.
Recorded by: Ed Corey on 2016-06-25
Washington Co.
Recorded by: Newman, Randy on 2007-04-21
Carteret Co.
Recorded by: Newman Randy on 2006-05-03
Carteret Co.