Moths of North Carolina
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Psaphida styracis (Guenée, 1852) - Fawn Sallow


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NoctuidaeSubfamily: AmphipyrinaeTribe: PsaphidiniP3 Number: 931553.00 MONA Number: 10016.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984; as Copipanolis styracis); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONATechnical Description, Adults: Poole (1995)                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution:
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: This species is associated with dry oak woodlands and barrens over most of its range (Wagner et al., 2011). In North Carolina, records come from sandhills habitats in the Coastal Plain and mostly from dry ridges in the Mountains.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on oaks, including black and red oaks (Wagner et al., 2011)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Dry-Xeric Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 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 Psaphida styracis - Fawn Sallow

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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-03-24
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-03-23
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-03-23
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-03-09
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-03-09
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2021-03-04
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-03-10
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-03-09
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-02-25
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2019-03-17
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2019-03-14
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2019-03-14
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-03-11
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-03-10
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-02-28
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-02-28
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-02-27
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-02-26
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-02-26
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2018-03-03
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: T. Nergart on 2015-03-24
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: T. Nergart on 2015-03-11
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2015-03-04
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: B. Belville on 2014-04-07
Watauga Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2014-02-24
Burke Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2013-03-17
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2013-03-12
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2013-03-12
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: S. Hall on 2000-02-29
Moore Co.
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