Beetles of North Carolina
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View CERAMBYCIDAE Members: Sole representative of Necydalis in NC 9 NC Records

Necydalis mellita - No Common Name

Photo by: Steve Hall
Family: CERAMBYCIDAE Subfamily: Lepturinae                                                             
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Resources: BugGuide, Wikipedia, GBIF                                                              
Distribution in North Carolina
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: Our records come mainly from stands of upland hardwoods, but including possibly both mesic and dry-xeric habitats.
Diet: Larvae feed on the soft, dead heartwood of Oak, Chestnut, and rarely Pine (Yanega, 1996; Lingafelter, 2007).
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Adult Phenology:
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR S3S4
State Protection:

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Recorded by: Steve Hall
Orange Co.
Comment: At moth sheet