Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFErebidae Members: 41 NC Records

Dyspyralis puncticosta (Smith, 1908) - Spot-edged Dyspyralis Moth

Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: HypenodinaeP3 Number: 930670.00 MONA Number: 8427.00
Field Guide Descriptions: Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
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: Our records come almost entirely from wet habitats, including river, creek, and pond shorelines. A few also come from mesic forests located upslope from bottomland habitats. More information is needed, however, to clarify the habitat associations of this species.
Larval Host Plants: Host plants appear to be undescribed
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.

 Photo Gallery for Dyspyralis puncticosta - Spot-edged Dyspyralis Moth

Photos: 6

Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2021-08-10
Orange Co.
Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2021-07-27
Graham Co.
Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2020-06-01
Orange Co.
Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2019-07-26
Orange Co.
Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2017-07-17
Cabarrus Co.
Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2011-08-02
Randolph Co.