Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFErebidae Members: 49 NC Records

Drasteria grandirena (Haworth, 1809) - Figure-seven Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: ErebinaeTribe: MelipotiniP3 Number: 930915.00 MONA Number: 8641.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
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) ≥ 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: Larvae are monophagous on Witch-Hazel (Wagner et al., 2011)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S3S4
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 Drasteria grandirena - Figure-seven Moth

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Recorded by: Rob Van Epps on 2020-08-23
Burke Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2018-05-15
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2017-07-26
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: J. A. Anderson on 2014-07-07
Surry Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2011-04-21
Beaufort Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2011-04-21
Beaufort Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2010-05-03
Beaufort Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2010-05-03
Beaufort Co.
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Recorded by: Chris Helms on 2009-08-17
Columbus Co.
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