Moths of North Carolina
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12 NC Records

Diphthera festiva (Fabricius, 1775) - Hieroglyphic Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NoctuidaeSubfamily: DiphtherinaeP3 Number: 931120.00 MONA Number: 8560.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF, BOLD                                                                                 
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) ‚Č• 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: We have records from several Longleaf Pine savannas, where they may only be strays
Larval Host Plants: Larvae are polyphagous, feeding on herbaceous species in several plant families, including Soybean, Mimosa, and Lespedeza in the Leguminosae. Reports from Pecan and other trees may represent secondary use by wandering individuals following defoliation of their normal hosts (Wagner et al., 2011). - View
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See also Habitat Account for General Fields, Gardens, and Ruderal Habitats
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S3S4
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.
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 Photo Gallery for Diphthera festiva - Hieroglyphic Moth

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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2022-08-17
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Scot Shutters on 2021-09-23
New Hanover Co.
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Recorded by: Scot Shutters on 2021-09-23
New Hanover Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2020-09-11
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2020-09-11
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Michael P. Morales (curator), Fred W. Booth (collector) on 2010-09-17
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Michael P. Morales (curator), Fred W. Booth (collector) on 2010-09-17
Cumberland Co.
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