Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFNoctuidae Members: 22 NC Records

Papaipema cataphracta (Grote, 1864) - Burdock Borer

Family: Noctuidae Subfamily: Noctuinae Tribe: Apameini P3 Number: 932497.00 MONA Number: 9466.00                                                                                  
Comments: One of 44 species in this genus that occur in North America north of Mexico (Lafontaine and Schmidt, 2010, 2015), 30 of which have been recorded in North Carolina
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide                                                                                  
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
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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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State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.

 Photo Gallery for Papaipema cataphracta - Burdock Borer

Photos: 5

Recorded by: J.B. Sullivan, Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-10-08
Madison Co.
Recorded by: Robert Gilson on 2016-10-27
Mecklenburg Co.
Recorded by: Robert Gilson on 2013-10-17
Mecklenburg Co.
Recorded by: Doug Blatny / Jackie Nelson on 2010-10-13
Ashe Co.
Recorded by: T. DeSantis on 2009-10-25
Camden Co.