Moths of North Carolina
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Enigmogramma basigera (Walker, 1865) - Pink-washed Looper


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NoctuidaeSubfamily: PlusiinaeTribe: ArgyrogrammatiniP3 Number: 931167.00 MONA Number: 8886.00
Comments: The sole member of this genus that occurs in North America; the three other species are Neotropical (Lafontaine and Poole, 1991).
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984; as Argyrogramma basigera); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONATechnical Description, Adults: Forbes (1954); Lafontaine and Poole (1991)                                                                                 
Adult Markings: A medium-sized Looper with reddish to pinkish brown forewings. The median area is two-toned, with the upper half from the costa to the stigma usually shaded with dark brown, sometimes shaded with pink, and the lower portion an orange- to reddish brown. The antemedian line is single, even, and edged with white or silver. The postmedian is typically narrow, black, and evenly sinuate, sometimes edged with gray. The basal portion of the stigma is rounded and open, followed by a larger spot; both can be either silver or gold.
Wingspan: 30 mm (Forbes, 1954)
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) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: The majority of our records come from the Coastal Plain and primarily from interdune ponds, depression ponds, and other open shorelines. Records from the Piedmont and Mountains also come mainly from lake or river shorelines, all where species of Pennywort are expected to occur.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae have been recorded on Pennywort, including Hydrocotyle umbellata (Lafontaine and Poole, 1991)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Shoreline Forblands
Status in North Carolina
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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 Enigmogramma basigera - Pink-washed Looper

41 photos are available. Only the most recent 30 are shown.

Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-09-28
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: J. A. Anderson on 2021-09-27
New Hanover Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2021-09-03
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-08-19
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-08-15
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-07-27
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-07-27
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-07-09
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-07-09
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-05-29
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-05-21
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-04-10
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-10-22
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-10-07
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-10-07
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-08-31
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-08-11
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-07-20
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-07-11
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Erich Hofmann on 2020-04-24
Craven Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-03-21
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-10-08
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-08-23
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: L. M. Carlson on 2019-08-12
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-08-11
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-08-10
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-02
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-26
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-05-27
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2018-10-15
Durham Co.
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