Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFNoctuidae Members: 16 NC Records

Meropleon diversicolor (Morrison, 1874) - Multicolored Sedgeminer Moth

Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NoctuidaeSubfamily: NoctuinaeTribe: ApameiniP3 Number: 932413.00 MONA Number: 9427.00
Field Guide Descriptions: 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
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: Apart from one record from a high elevation summit, all of our records come from low elevation wetlands, mainly sandhill streamheads and beaver ponds
Larval Host Plants: Larvae have been found boring within Scirpus cyperinus (Bird, in Forbes, 1954)
See also Habitat Account for General Sedge, Grass, and Rush Mires
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.

 Photo Gallery for Meropleon diversicolor - Multicolored Sedgeminer Moth

Photos: 6

Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-09-26
Guilford Co.
Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-09-20
Guilford Co.
Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-09-20
Guilford Co.
Recorded by: Leigh Anne Carter on 2016-09-14
Mecklenburg Co.
Recorded by: T. DeSantis on 2009-10-24
Camden Co.
Recorded by: ASH on 2007-10-15
Moore Co.