Moths of North Carolina
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153 NC Records

Bleptina inferior Grote, 1872 - No Common Name

Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: HerminiinaeP3 Number: 930522.00 MONA Number: 8371.00
Comments: One of seven species in this genus that occur in North America (Lafontaine and Schmidt, 2010); three have been recorded in North Carolina.
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF, BOLD                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable only by close inspection of structural features or by DNA analysis.
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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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: This species appears to strongly favor dry to xeric habitats, including both woodlands and open barrens. We have a large number of records from maritime dune grasslands on the barrier islands and on xeric sandhills and bay rims in the interior of the Coastal Plain. In the Piedmont records come mainly from dry open woodlands growing on monadnocks and other dry, rocky woodlands. The same is true for our few records for this species from the Mountains. Records from wet to mesic habitats or from open, old field habitats, conversely, are nearly absent.
Larval Host Plants: Apparently not recorded but larvae presumably feed on dead leaves and other detritus
See also Habitat Account for General Dry-Xeric Glades and Barrens
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR S4S5
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.

 Photo Gallery for Bleptina inferior - No common name

Photos: 4

Recorded by: David George, Becky Watkins on 2022-05-22
New Hanover Co.
Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-07-19
Carteret Co.
Recorded by: Ed Corey on 2013-06-04
Bladen Co.
Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2010-08-23
Warren Co.