Moths of North Carolina
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Rivula propinqualis Guenée, 1854 - Spotted Grass Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: RivulinaeP3 Number: 930592.00 MONA Number: 8404.00
Comments: One of three species in this genus that occur in North America north of Mexico (Lafontaine and Schmidt, 2010), two 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)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Most of our records come from wetlands, including floodplain forests, swamps, bogs, seeps, and shorelines, all where wetland graminoids are prominent features of the herb layer. A few records come from high elevation grasslands in the mountains and wet pastures in the Piedmont.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on grasses (Wagner et al., 2011)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Sedge, Grass, and Rush Mires
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S5
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 Rivula propinqualis - Spotted Grass Moth

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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-09-25
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2021-09-22
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-08-20
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-07-05
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-06-17
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-06-17
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: David George on 2021-06-16
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-05-20
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-10-22
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-09-22
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-09-13
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-09-07
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-17
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-08
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-13
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-06-04
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2020-05-25
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2020-05-13
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-09-01
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-08-05
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn on 2019-07-24
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-21
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-11
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2019-07-02
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-07-02
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-28
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2019-06-23
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-11
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2019-05-04
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-09-21
Guilford Co.
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