Moths of North Carolina
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8 NC Records

Nascia acutellus (Walker, 1866) - Streaked Orange Moth

Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: CrambidaeSubfamily: PyraustinaeTribe: PyraustiniP3 Number: 801409.00 MONA Number: 4937.00 MONA Synonym: Nascia acutella
Field Guide Descriptions: Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIFTechnical Description, Adults: Munroe (1976)                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
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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: Common in grassy marshes in the Northeast (Munroe, 1976). Our records come from a mountain bog and open, grassy/sedgey wetlands in the Piedmont.
Larval Host Plants: Larval hosts are unknown but probably grasses or sedges (Munroe, 1976)
Observation Methods: Appears to come well to blacklights
See also Habitat Account for General Sedge, Grass, and Rush Mires
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR S2S4
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.

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Photos: 2

Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2022-08-02
Durham Co.
Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2015-08-11
Cabarrus Co.