Moths of North Carolina
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22 NC Records

Amyna stricta (Walker, 1858) - Eight-spot Moth

Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NoctuidaeSubfamily: BagisarinaeP3 Number: 931253.00 MONA Number: 9070.00 MONA Synonym: Amyna axis
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984; as Amyna octo); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF, BOLD                                                                                 
Wingspan: 20-25 mm (Forbes, 1954)
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ‚Č• 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Larval Host Plants: Larvae reportedly feed on a wide range of plants, including many agriculturally important species. Robinson et al. (2010) list alfalfa, peanut, potato, soybean, and sunflower. Beadle and Leckie (2018) add Amaranthus and Croton. We do not have any feeding records in North Carolina. - View
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.

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Photos: 4

Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-09-29
Guilford Co.
Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2015-09-22
Cabarrus Co.
Recorded by: Doug Blatny/Jackie Nelson on 2012-08-06
Ashe Co.
Recorded by: Newman, Randy on 2004-10-20
Carteret Co.