Moths of North Carolina
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796 NC Records

Marimatha nigrofimbria (Guenée, 1852) - Black-bordered Lemon Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NoctuidaeSubfamily: EustotiinaeP3 Number: 931284.00 MONA Number: 9044.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984; as Thioptera nigrofimbria); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF, BOLD                                                                                 
Wingspan: 20 mm (Forbes, 1954)
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution: Found statewide
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:
Larval Host Plants: Oligophagous, feeding on grasses. Wagner et al. (2013) specifically mention Crab Grass, with Panic Grass and Bluegrass in captivity. The range of habitats used by this species in the state suggest that a wide variety of grasses are used. - View
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See also Habitat Account for General Forests and Fields
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S5
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 Marimatha nigrofimbria - Black-bordered Lemon Moth

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

Recorded by: David George on 2024-07-04
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2024-06-29
Rowan Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Stephen Dunn, Jeff Niznik, Patrick Coin on 2024-06-22
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Stephen Dunn, Jeff Niznik, Patrick Coin on 2024-06-22
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Stephen Dunn, Jeff Niznik, Patrick Coin on 2024-06-22
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Stephen Dunn, Jeff Niznik, Patrick Coin on 2024-06-22
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Hunter Phillips on 2024-06-21
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2024-06-19
Brunswick Co.
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Recorded by: Emily Stanley on 2024-06-19
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish, Lior S. Carlson on 2024-06-18
Lincoln Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Steve Hall, Patrick Coin, Mark Basinger on 2024-06-16
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2024-06-15
Rowan Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Jeff Niznik on 2024-06-10
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2024-06-03
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2024-05-27
Brunswick Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2024-05-27
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2024-05-21
Wilson Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2024-05-19
Rowan Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2024-05-12
Rowan Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall, David George, and David Bradley on 2024-05-07
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2024-05-07
Wilson Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2024-05-01
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Jeff Niznik on 2024-04-29
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2023-10-07
Brunswick Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Rich Teper on 2023-09-25
Caswell Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka, Bo Sullivan and Becky Elkin on 2023-09-14
Macon Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Stephen Dunn, Jeff Niznik on 2023-09-07
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Jeff Niznik on 2023-09-04
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2023-08-31
Wilson Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2023-08-31
Wilson Co.
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