Habitats of North Carolina
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Upland Hardwood Forests
General Hardwood Forests
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Habitat Overview The presence of hardwood trees is the defining feature of this habitat. Oaks and hickories are common species but this habitat also includes species typical of northern hardwoods, mesic mixed forest, and mixtures of hardwoods and conifers. Closed canopy forests as well as more open woodlands are included, as are both upland and lowland stands. Soil chemistry is not a factor for this habitat, with examples occurring on both mafic and acidic substrates.

Defining species consist almost entirely of animal species, including polyphagous herbivores and predatory or omnivorous species that are associated with the structural features of hardwood forests. Species that are still more generalized -- making significant use of conifers as well as hardwoods -- are treated under the General Forests habitat. Species that use of shrub species that occur in forests and/or shrublands are treated under General Forests and Shrublands.

Related NHP Natural Communities
Determining Species
Taxa Global RankState RankProbability of Extirpation (PE)
MOTHS
Acronicta americana - American Dagger G5S50.000000000
Acronicta impleta - Yellow-haired Dagger G5S50.000000000
Actias luna - Luna Moth G5S50.000000000
Adoneta spinuloides - Purple-crested Slug Moth G4G5S4S50.0002
Amphipyra pyramidoides - Copper Underwing G5S50.000000000
Antaeotricha leucillana - Pale Gray Bird-dropping Moth GNRS3S50.0007
Antheraea polyphemus - Polyphemus Moth G5S50.000000000
Antispila cornifoliella GNRSU0.0020
Apoda biguttata - Shagreened Slug Moth G5S50.000000000
Apoda y-inversum - Yellow-collared Slug Moth G5S4S50.0002
Besma quercivoraria - Oak Besma Moth G5S50.000000000
Bibarrambla allenella - Bog Bibarrambla Moth GNRSU0.0020
Caloptilia superbifrontella GNRSU0.0020
Cameraria hamameliella GNRSU0.0020
Charadra deridens - Laugher Moth G5S50.000000000
Chytolita morbidalis - Morbid Owlet Moth G5S50.000000000
Drasteria grandirena - Figure-seven Moth G5S3S40.0020
Ectropis crepuscularia - Small Engrailed Moth G5S50.000000000
Ennomos magnaria - Maple Spanworm Moth G5S40.0007
Ennomos subsignaria - Elm Spanworm Moth G5S40.0007
Euchlaena amoenaria - Deep Yellow Euchlaena G5S50.000000000
Euchlaena irraria - Least-marked Euchlaena G5S4S50.0002
Euthyatira pudens - Dogwood Thyatirid Moth G5S40.0007
Idia forbesii GNRS50.000000000
Idia lubricalis - Glossy Black Idia Moth G5S50.000000000
Idia scobialis - Smoky Idia Moth GNRS3S40.0020
Iridopsis larvaria - Bent-line Gray Moth G5S50.000000000
Isa textula - Crowned Slug Moth G5S50.000000000
Isochaetes beutenmuelleri - Spun Glass Slug Moth G4S40.0007
Lochmaeus manteo - Variable Oakleaf Caterpillar Moth G5S50.000000000
Machimia tentoriferella - Gold-striped Leaftier Moth GNRS4-S5
Malacosoma disstria - Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth G5S50.000000000
Metalectra discalis - Common Fungus Moth G5S50.000000000
Metalectra quadrisignata - Four-spotted Fungus Moth GNRS4S50.0002
Metalectra richardsi - Richards' Fungus Moth G4S4S5
Nadata gibbosa - White-dotted Prominent G5S50.000000000
Natada nasoni - Nason's Slug Moth G5S50.000000000
Nemoria bistriaria - Red-fringed Emerald G5S50.000000000
Nemoria lixaria - Red-bordered Emerald G5S50.000000000
Nigetia formosalis - Thin-winged Owlet Moth
Nola triquetrana - Three-spotted Nola G5S40.0007
Olethreutes hamameliana GNRSU0.0020
Paleacrita vernata - Spring Cankerworm Moth GNRS50.000000000
Palthis asopialis - Faint-spotted Palthis Moth G5S50.000000000
Paonias excaecata - Blind-eyed Sphinx G5S50.000000000
Paraclemensia acerifoliella - Maple Leafcutter Moth GNRSU0.0020
Phalaenophana pyramusalis - Dark-banded Owlet Moth G5S50.000000000
Philonome clemensella GNRS3-S4
Plagodis alcoolaria - Hollow-spotted Plagodis Moth G5S50.000000000
Plagodis fervidaria - Fervid Plagodis Moth G5S50.000000000
Plagodis phlogosaria - Straight-lined Plagodis Moth G5S40.0007
Probole amicaria - Friendly Probole Moth G5S50.000000000
Pseudothyatira cymatophoroides - Tufted Thyatirid Moth G5S4S50.0002
Psilocorsis cryptolechiella - Black-fringed Leaftier Moth GNRS3S50.0007
Psilocorsis reflexella - Dotted Leaftier Moth GNRS4S50.0002
Redectis vitrea - White-spotted Redectis Moth G4S50.000000000
Renia factiosalis - Sociable Renia Moth GNRS4S50.0002
Renia flavipunctalis - Yellow-spotted Renia Moth G5S3S40.0020
Scolecocampa liburna - Deadwood Borer G5S50.000000000
Selenia kentaria - Kent's Geometer Moth G5S40.0007
Tetracis crocallata - Yellow Slant-line Moth G5S4S50.0002
Tolype velleda - Large Tolype Moth G5S50.000000000
Tortricidia testacea - Early Button Slug Moth G4S40.0007
Zale lunata - Lunate Zale G5S50.000000000
Zanclognatha jacchusalis - Wavy-lined Zanclognatha Moth G5S4S50.0002
Zanclognatha marcidilinea - Yellowish Zanclognatha Moth GNRS4S50.0002
FORBS
Amorpha schwerinii - Piedmont Indigo-bush G3G4S30.0058
Chimaphila maculata - Spotted Wintergreen G5S50.000000000
Hexastylis minor - Little Heartleaf G4G5S40.0007
Hexastylis virginica - Virginia Heartleaf G4SNR
Hylodesmum nudiflorum - Naked Tick-trefoil G5S50.000000000
FROGS
Anaxyrus americanus - American Toad G5S50.000000000
Hyla chrysoscelis - Cope's Gray Treefrog G5S50.000000000
Hyla versicolor - Gray Treefrog G5S20.0460
Pseudacris feriarum - Upland Chorus Frog G5S50.000000000
BIRDS
Coccyzus americanus - Yellow-billed Cuckoo G5S50.000000000
Hylocichla mustelina - Wood Thrush G4S40.0007
Piranga olivacea - Scarlet Tanager G5S50.000000000
Polioptila caerulea - Blue-gray Gnatcatcher G5S50.000000000
Seiurus aurocapilla - Ovenbird G5S50.000000000
Setophaga citrina - Hooded Warbler G5S50.000000000
Sitta carolinensis - White-breasted Nuthatch G5S50.000000000
Vireo flavifrons - Yellow-throated Vireo G5S40.0007
Vireo olivaceus - Red-eyed Vireo G5S50.000000000
HARDWOODS
Cornus florida - Flowering Dogwood G5S40.0007
Ilex opaca - American Holly G5S50.000000000
ORTHOPTERANS
Cyrtoxipha columbiana - Columbian Trig GNRS50.000000000
Microcentrum retinerve - Lesser Angle-Wing GNRS50.000000000
Microcentrum rhombifolium - Greater Angle-Wing GNRS4S50.0002
Oecanthus exclamationis - Davis's Tree Cricket GNRS4S50.0002
Oecanthus niveus - Narrow-Winged Tree Cricket GNRS50.000000000
Pterophylla camellifolia - Common True Katydid GNRS50.000000000
HEMIPTERAN HOPPERS
Eratoneura stoveri
SHRUBS
Hamamelis virginiana - American Witch-hazel G5S50.000000000
Nestronia umbellula - Nestronia G4S30.0058
Viburnum acerifolium - Mapleleaf Viburnum G5S50.000000000
MILLIPEDES
Sigmoria latior latior
MAMMALS
Tamias striatus - Eastern Chipmunk G5S50.000000000
TURTLES
Terrapene carolina - Eastern Box Turtle G5S50.000000000
Expected Number of Extirpations with a PE value (Sum of PE) = 0.0878
N = Number of Extant Species with a PE value = 38
Average PE = ENE/N = 0.0023
Number of S5 species = 54
Proportion of Secure Species = Number of S5 Species/N = 1.4211
Habitat Risk Index = ENE x (1 – PSS) = -0.0370

Phagic and Competitory Symbioses: (Cornus florida/Antispila cornifoliella-Euthyatira pudens) // (Hamamelis virginiana/Acronicta hamamelis-Cameraria hamameliella-Caloptilia superbifrontella-Drasteria grandirena-Nola triquetrana-Olethreutes hamameliana)

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Updated on 2021-05-01 01:05:23