Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFNotodontidae Members: 81 NC Records

Peridea basitriens (Walker, 1855) - Oval-Based Prominent

Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NotodontidaeSubfamily: PhalerinaeP3 Number: 930048.00 MONA Number: 7919.00
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
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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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Most of our records come from mesic hardwood forests in the Mountains, where Sugar Maple is the main host plant. Piedmont records come from bottomland forests as well as upland areas with mafic substrates.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae are reported on Sugar Maple and related species (Wagner, 2005). In the Piedmont, Southern Sugar Maple is probably a primary host (Miller et al., 2018).
See also Habitat Account for Rich Wet-Mesic Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S4
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.

 Photo Gallery for Peridea basitriens - Oval-Based Prominent

Photos: 9

Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-06-08
Chatham Co.
Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-06-08
Chatham Co.
Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2020-08-02
Orange Co.
Recorded by: Julie Tuttle on 2017-06-24
Orange Co.
Recorded by: T. DeSantis on 2015-08-10
Durham Co.
Recorded by: B. Bockhahn, P. Coin, C. Sorenson on 2015-07-24
Orange Co.
Recorded by: Lenny Lampel on 2015-07-18
Mecklenburg Co.
Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2013-07-18
Cabarrus Co.
Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2010-06-16
Warren Co.