Moths of North Carolina
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Hyparpax aurora (J.E. Smith, 1797) - Pink Prominent


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NotodontidaeSubfamily: HeterocampinaeP3 Number: 930115.00 MONA Number: 8022.00
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
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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: Inhabits barrens, woodlands, and forests over its entire range (Wagner, 2005). North Carolina records come primarily from sandhills habitats in the Coastal Plain. We also have records from dry woodlands in the Piedmont and Mountains, but with some records coming from wet-to-mesic forests as well.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on oaks, especially Bear Oak northward (Wagner, 2005)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Dry-Xeric Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S4
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 Hyparpax aurora - Pink Prominent

Photos: 19

Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Bo Sullivan on 2021-08-09
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Jennifer Smith, Michael P. Morales & Craig Downes on 2021-07-24
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Jennifer Smith, Michael P. Morales & Craig Downes on 2021-07-24
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Jennifer Smith, Michael P. Morales & Craig Downes on 2021-07-24
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka, Bo Sullivan and Steve Hall on 2021-06-09
Richmond Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-07-29
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-07-29
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jennifer Smith on 2019-07-10
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2017-07-17
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2016-08-04
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2016-05-31
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2012-05-28
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2012-05-22
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: ASH, NEW on 2011-08-23
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2011-05-15
Beaufort Co.
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Recorded by: Parker Backstrom on 2010-08-13
Lee Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2010-05-04
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2010-05-01
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: S. Hall on 2000-07-28
Moore Co.
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