Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFNotodontidae Members: 83 NC Records

Peridea ferruginea (Packard, 1864) - Chocolate Prominent


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NotodontidaeSubfamily: PhalerinaeP3 Number: 930050.00 MONA Number: 7921.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
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: Our records come primarily from Cove Forests and Northern Hardwood Forests
Larval Host Plants: In the North, recorded host plants include Gray Birch and Paper Birch, but it likely feeds on Yellow Birch and Black Birch in the Southern Appalachians (Miller et al., 2018).
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Montane Mesic Forests
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S4S5
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 Peridea ferruginea - Chocolate Prominent

Photos: 13

Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2021-07-24
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-07-21
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2021-07-21
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2021-05-27
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2021-05-21
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2020-08-13
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-05-16
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-05-16
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2019-06-23
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2018-07-18
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2018-07-12
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2016-08-03
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: B. Bockhahn, P. Scharf, K. Kittelberger on 2015-06-18
Avery Co.
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