Moths of North Carolina
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Nola cereella (Bosc, [1800]) - Sorghum Webworm Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NolidaeSubfamily: NolinaeP3 Number: 931131.00 MONA Number: 8991.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984; as Nola sorghiella); 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
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: Our records come mainly from open, native grasslands, including maritime dunes, savannas, sand ridges, and lake shorelines
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on grass seedheads, including Sorghum (Wagner et al., 2011)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Successional and Semi-Natural Grasslands
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S4S5
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 Nola cereella - Sorghum Webworm Moth

Photos: 26

Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-02
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-04-12
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-04-12
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-10-21
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-10-12
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-09-30
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-09-27
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-09-13
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-09-13
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2020-08-09
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-07-02
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-09-30
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-08-29
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2019-06-10
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-09-20
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-09-08
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-09-08
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2018-09-06
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-07-24
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-07-01
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-05-09
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Lenny Lampel on 2017-09-21
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn on 2016-09-05
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2014-09-09
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2013-09-23
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Ed Corey on 2008-09-29
Bladen Co.
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