Moths of North Carolina
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Pheosia Members:
1 NC Records

Pheosia rimosa Packard, 1864 - Black-rimmed Prominent

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Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NotodontidaeSubfamily: NotodontinaeTribe: NotodontiniP3 Number: 930012.00 MONA Number: 7922.00
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF                                                                                 
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: Our one recent record for this species comes from a ridgetop site. Bigtooth Aspens occur at various sites within this county but are not known from the immediate vicinity of the collection site. Balsam Poplar (or more probably, Populus ×jackii -- see Weakley, 2015) is common along the New River, the North Fork of which is located downslope from this site, but several miles away.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed mainly on Poplar but also on Willows (Wagner, 2005). Miller et al., (2018) state that the preferred hosts are Bigtooth Aspen, Trembling Aspen, and Balsam Poplar. Balsam Poplar has been recorded along the New River
See also Habitat Account for General Poplar Forests
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S1S2
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.