Spear-marked Black (Rheumaptera hastata)

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A day-flying moth that visits flowers and may be mistaken for a butterfly, the Spear-marked Black occurs across Canada and south to the mountains of Tennessee and the Carolinas.
Spear-marked Black (Rheumaptera hastata)
Buncombe Co., NC
26 June 2004

Common in summer months in the NC mountains.

Spear-marked Black (Rheumaptera hastata)
Avery Co., NC
22 June 2006

Annotated habitat and distribution information listed above is from Radford, Ahles, & Bell. 1968. Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas. UNC Press; Alan Weakley's Flora of the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia; and from personal observations and discussions with Will Cook, Harry LeGrand, and Bob Wilbur. Supplemental resources include USDA plants website, and NatureServe.

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