Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFErebidae Members: 38 NC Records

Doryodes spadaria Guenée, [1858] - Dull Doryodes Moth

Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: ErebinaeTribe: EuclidiiniP3 Number: 930927.00 MONA Number: 8767.00
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONATechnical Description, Adults: Lafontaine and Sullivan (2015)                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from photos showing hindwings, abdomen, or other specialized views [e.g., frons, palps, antennae, undersides].
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: Confined to salt marshes (Lafontaine and Sullivan, 2015)
Larval Host Plants: Saltmarsh Cordgrass (Sporobolus alterniflorus) is suspected to be the main host
See also Habitat Account for Salt and Brackish Marshes
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR S3S4
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.

 Photo Gallery for Doryodes spadaria - Dull Doryodes Moth

Photos: 3

Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-06-21
Carteret Co.
Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-06-21
Carteret Co.
Recorded by: R. Newman on 2020-11-09
Carteret Co.