Moths of North Carolina
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Argyrostrotis deleta (Guenée, 1852) - Deleta Chocolate



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Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: ErebinaeTribe: PoaphiliniP3 Number: 930955.00 MONA Number: 8763.00
Comments: One of six species in this genus, all of which occur in central and eastern North America, including North Carolina (Sullivan and Lafontaine, 2011).
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution:
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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: Pocosins, Wet Pine Savannas and Flatwoods, margins of depression ponds, blackwater swamps, and other wet, shrubby habitats in the Coastal Plain
Larval Host Plants: Host plants have not been observed but are likely to be species of shrub associated with Coastal Plain wetlands
Observation Methods: Easily observed during the day when flushed from savanna and pocosin habitats
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for Coastal Plain Wet Acidic Shrublands
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G4G5 S4
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 Argyrostrotis deleta - Deleta Chocolate

Photos: 5

Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-03-28
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-03-13
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2019-06-04
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Scott Pohlman on 2015-06-29
Pender Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2014-06-23
Pender Co.
Comment: Common in a shrubby area of a Longleaf Pine savanna