Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFErebidae Members: 1 NC Records

Hyperstrotia nana (Hübner, 1818) - No Common Name

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Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: PhytometrinaeP3 Number: 930727.00 MONA Number: 9035.00
Comments: One of five species in this genus found in North America north of Mexico (Lafontaine and Schmidt, 2010, 2015), all of which have been recorded in North Carolina
Species Status: Lafontaine and Schmidt (2015) determined that specimens previously identified as Hyperstrotia villificans actually belong to H. nana, based on a re-analysis of the type speciemens. However, this group may actually represent a complex of two or more species as indicated by DNA bar-coding.
Field Guide Descriptions: 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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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.