Moths of North Carolina
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Schinia arcigera (Guenée, 1852) - Arcigera Flower Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NoctuidaeSubfamily: HeliothinaeP3 Number: 932134.00 MONA Number: 11128.00
Comments: One of 126 species in this genus that occur in North America (Lafontaine and Schmidt, 2010, 2011), the majority of which occur in the West; 25 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:
Larval Host Plants: Polyphagous, feeding on several forb species, including Asters, Camphorweeds, Horseweed, Sea Lavender, and Sotted Knapweed (Wagner et al., 2011)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Successional Fields and Forblands
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 Schinia arcigera - Arcigera Flower Moth

Photos: 27

Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-09-16
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Lior Carlson, Richard Teper on 2021-08-03
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-10-07
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-10-05
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-10-05
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-10-01
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-10-01
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2020-09-19
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-28
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2019-09-30
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-09-27
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-09-27
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2019-09-24
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-09-06
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-09-06
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2018-10-03
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2018-09-17
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: David George on 2018-09-13
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-09-08
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-09-07
Iredell Co.
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Recorded by: Lenny Lampel on 2016-09-29
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2013-10-01
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2013-10-01
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2013-08-18
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2010-09-23
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2009-08-06
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Newman, Randy on 2006-09-27
Carteret Co.
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