Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFPyralidae Members: 8 NC Records

Omphalocera munroei Martin, 1956 - Asimina Webworm Moth

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Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: PyralidaeSubfamily: GalleriinaeTribe: MegarthridiiniP3 Number: 800006.00 MONA Number: 5627.00
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984)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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Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Immature 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: Found in rich alluvial forests and bluffs along the Roanoke and Cape Fear Rivers; also in non-riverine swamp forest in the Outer Coastal Plain
Larval Host Plants: Feeds on Pawpaws (Asimina spp.) (Robinson et al., 2010). Our records come mainly from sites where Common Pawpaw occurs but larvae have been found feeding on Dwarf Pawpaw in Harnett County.
Observation Methods: Appears to come to blacklights fairly well; up to six have been captured in a single trap.
See also Habitat Account for Rich Wet-Mesic Hardwood Forests
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 Omphalocera munroei - Asimina Webworm Moth

Photos: 5

Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2016-08-07
Cabarrus Co.
Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2012-07-20
Halifax Co.
Comment: Photographed on the outside of a light trap located next to a patch of Pawpaw (Asimina triloba)
Recorded by: Signa Williams, Floyd Williams on 2007-09-26
Camden Co.
Recorded by: Signa Williams on 2007-08-21
Camden Co.
Recorded by: Paul Hart on 2006-09-04
Harnett Co.