Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFErebidae Members: 3 NC Records

Selenisa sueroides (Guenée, 1852) - Pale-edged Selenisa Moth

Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: ErebinaeTribe: OphiusiniP3 Number: 930981.00 MONA Number: 8658.00
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF                                                                                 
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
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed primarily on species in the Leguminosae, including Partridge-Pea and Robinia; other recorded hosts include grasses and spurges (Robinson et al., 2010)
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status: W3->[off the Watch List]
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR SU
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.
Comments: No evidence exists that this species has a breeding population in North Carolina

 Photo Gallery for Selenisa sueroides - Pale-edged Selenisa Moth

Photos: 3

Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-11-06
Onslow Co.
Recorded by: Kyhl Austin on 2016-10-20
Mecklenburg Co.
Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2010-10-12
Cabarrus Co.