Moths of North Carolina
Scientific Name:
Common Name:
Family (Alpha):

Notice: A session had already been started - ignoring session_start() in /opt/library/WebServer/Documents/moths/makeMapAccount_decade2.php on line 2
« »
View PDFNoctuidae Members: 16 NC Records

Papaipema speciosissima (Grote & Robinson, 1868) - Osmunda Borer


No image for this species.
Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NoctuidaeSubfamily: NoctuinaeTribe: ApameiniP3 Number: 932475.00 MONA Number: 9482.00
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
Distribution:
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)

Click on graph to enlarge
Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Our records come from seepage slopes, savannas, bottomland forests, and peatlands
Larval Host Plants: Larvae bore into ferns, particularly Royal Fern, but also Cinnamon Fern and Interrupted Fern (Wagner et al., 2011)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Broadleaf Herbaceous Mires
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G4 S3S4
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.
Comments: