Moths of North Carolina
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23 NC Records

Papaipema impecuniosa (Grote, 1881) - Aster Borer


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NoctuidaeSubfamily: NoctuinaeTribe: ApameiniP3 Number: 932500.00 MONA Number: 9473.00
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
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF, BOLD                                                                                 
Adult Markings: The ground color is mainly orange-red and heavily dusted with crimson or brown, with the basal and medial areas concolorous (Forbes, 1954). The spots are deep yellow, somewhat dusted with red. The orbicular and claviform are relatively small and rounded; the reniform is normal. The antemedian is obscure and the median is dark brown and sharply angled at the lower end of the cell. The postmedian is dark brown, followed by a purplish-fuscous subterminal space. The subterminal line is slightly darker and somewhat waved. The terminal area is red-brown with a yellow-orange apical patch.
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution:
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: Our records come from wet-to-mesic habitats, mainly from open areas or edges but some from mesic hardwood forests
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on members of the Asteraceae, including Asters and Sneezeweed (Wagner et al., 2011) - View
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Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 SU
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 Papaipema impecuniosa - Aster Borer

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Recorded by: tom ward on 2023-11-07
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2023-11-06
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2023-10-27
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2023-10-26
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2023-10-20
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2023-09-19
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2022-11-04
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2022-11-04
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-10-25
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-10-16
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2020-10-23
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2020-10-23
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2020-10-23
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: J.B. Sullivan, Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-10-08
Madison Co.
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