Moths of North Carolina
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16 NC Records

Papaipema duovata (Bird, 1902) - Seaside Goldenrod Borer

Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NoctuidaeSubfamily: NoctuinaeTribe: ApameiniP3 Number: 932496.00 MONA Number: 9465.00
Comments: One of 44 species in this genus that occur in North America north of Mexico (Lafontaine and Schmidt, 2010, 2015), 30 of which have been recorded in North Carolina
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF, BOLD                                                                                 
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) ‚Č• 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: All but one of our records come from barrier islands. One record from the Great Smoky Mountains probably represents a misidentification.
Larval Host Plants: Feeds on Seaside Goldenrod (Solidago sempervirens) and possibly other goldenrods (Wagner, et al., 2011) - View
See also Habitat Account for Maritime Dune Grass and Forblands
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G4 S2S4
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.

 Photo Gallery for Papaipema duovata - Seaside Goldenrod Borer

Photos: 6

Recorded by: R. Newman on 2022-11-03
Carteret Co.
Recorded by: Morgan Freese on 2021-11-11
New Hanover Co.
Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-11-02
Carteret Co.
Recorded by: R. Newman on 2020-10-27
Carteret Co.
Recorded by: R. Newman on 2020-10-27
Carteret Co.
Recorded by: Newman, Randy on 2005-11-05
Carteret Co.