Moths of North Carolina
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2 NC Records

Cycnia collaris (Fitch, 1857) - No Common Name

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Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: ArctiinaeTribe: ArctiiniP3 Number: 930402.00 MONA Number: 8229.00
Comments: One of five species in this genus that occur in North America (Lafontaine and Schmidt, 2010), four of which have been recorded in North Carolina.
Species Status: This species was synonomized with Cycnia inopinatus by Lafontaine and Schmidt (2015)
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF, BOLD                                                                                 
Adult Markings: Fore-wing is pale gray with whiter veins; head and basal portion of the forewing costa are yellow; abdomen is ochre-yellow with a row of mid-dorsal black spots. Very similar to inopinatus except the legs appear to be bicolored rather than a solid lead gray.
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from photos showing hindwings, abdomen, or other specialized views [e.g., frons, palps, antennae, undersides].
Distribution in North Carolina
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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
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See also Habitat Account for Open Apocynaceous Forblands
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G4 S2S3
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.