Moths of North Carolina
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Schinia trifascia Hübner, 1818 - Three-lined Flower Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NoctuidaeSubfamily: HeliothinaeP3 Number: 932096.00 MONA Number: 11149.00
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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Immature 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
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Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on several species of Eupatorium, including Thoroughwort, Joe Pye Weeds, and Bonesets (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 S4S5
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 trifascia - Three-lined Flower Moth

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Recorded by: J. A. Anderson on 2021-09-18
New Hanover Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-08-31
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-08-31
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-08-23
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Bo Sullivan on 2021-08-09
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Dunn on 2021-08-01
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Dunn on 2021-08-01
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Michael P. Morales on 2020-09-18
Sampson Co.
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Recorded by: Michael P. Morales on 2020-09-18
Sampson Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Taylor on 2020-09-08
Beaufort Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Taylor on 2020-09-08
Beaufort Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-09-01
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-08-28
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-08-23
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2019-09-29
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2019-09-29
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2019-09-21
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: F. Williams, S. Williams on 2018-09-08
Iredell Co.
Comment: LANO Bioblitz 2018 - Caterpillar
Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2009-10-08
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2009-10-08
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: ASH on 2007-08-16
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Newman, Randy on 2005-09-02
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Newman, Randy on 2004-09-14
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Newman, Randy on 2004-09-14
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Newman, Randy on 2004-09-14
Carteret Co.
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