Moths of North Carolina
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Schinia thoreaui (Grote & Robinson, 1870) - Thoreau's Flower Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NoctuidaeSubfamily: HeliothinaeP3 Number: 932093.00 MONA Number: 11141.00
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)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONATechnical Description, Adults: Forbes (1954)                                                                                 
Wingspan: 32-35 mm (Forbes, 1954)
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from photos showing hindwings, abdomen, or other specialized views [e.g., frons, palps, antennae, undersides].
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: Larvae feed on Giant Ragweed (Wagner et al., 2011)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Successional Fields and Forblands
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S3S4
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 thoreaui - Thoreau's Flower Moth

Photos: 8

Recorded by: petranka@ret.unca.edu on 2020-08-16
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: petranka@ret.unca.edu on 2020-08-16
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-09
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-09
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2019-09-10
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-09-01
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-09-01
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2019-08-11
Buncombe Co.
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