Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFErebidae Members: 76 NC Records

Hyperstrotia flaviguttata (Grote, 1882) - Yellow-spotted Graylet Moth

Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: PhytometrinaeP3 Number: 930731.00 MONA Number: 9039.00
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); 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
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: Associated with barrens in the north but becomes more widespread further south (Wagner et al., 2011). Our records come mainly from dry sandridge habitats in the Coastal Plain. We also have one record from a mafic glade in the Piedmont and a couple from dry ridges in the Mountains.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on oaks (Wagner et al., 2011)
See also Habitat Account for General Dry-Xeric Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G4 S4
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.

 Photo Gallery for Hyperstrotia flaviguttata - Yellow-spotted Graylet Moth

Photos: 4

Recorded by: Steve Hall, Jim Petranka, and Bo Sullivan on 2021-06-07
Moore Co.
Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-03-13
Onslow Co.
Recorded by: Lenny Lampel on 2017-04-29
Mecklenburg Co.
Recorded by: Ed Corey on 2013-06-04
Bladen Co.