Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFPyralidae Members: 7 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)
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: 4

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.