Moths of North Carolina
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Papaipema furcata (Smith, 1899) - Ash Tip Borer Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NoctuidaeSubfamily: NoctuinaeTribe: ApameiniP3 Number: 932468.00 MONA Number: 9495.00
Comments: One of 44 species in this genus that occur in North America north of Mexico (Lafontaine and Schmidt, 2010, 2015), 30 of which have been recorded in North Carolina
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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Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for Ash Forests
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status: W3
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR SU
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 Papaipema furcata - Ash Tip Borer Moth

Photos: 8

Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-10-19
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-10-19
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2020-09-23
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2018-09-30
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-09-26
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-09-26
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2015-09-16
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2015-09-16
Ashe Co.
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