Moths of North Carolina
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184 NC Records

Chytolita morbidalis (Guenée, 1854) - Morbid Owlet Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: HerminiinaeP3 Number: 930502.00 MONA Number: 8355.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF, BOLDTechnical Description, Adults: Forbes (1954)                                                                                 
Wingspan: 35 mm (Forbes, 1954)
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from photos showing hindwings, abdomen, or other specialized views [e.g., frons, palps, antennae, undersides].
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 from a wide range of hardwood forests, including both swamp and bottomland forests and upland ridges.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae have been reared on dead oak leaves (Wagner et al., 2011). Forbes (1954) also reported grass, dandlelion, hazel, and lettuce. - View
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See also Habitat Account for General Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S5
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 Chytolita morbidalis - Morbid Owlet Moth

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Recorded by: Travis McLain on 2023-06-17
Watauga Co.
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Recorded by: David George on 2023-06-16
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: David George on 2023-06-16
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2023-06-06
Alleghany Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2023-06-01
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Regina Patton on 2023-05-30
Jackson Co.
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Recorded by: Regina Patton on 2023-05-28
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2023-05-27
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Dunn on 2023-05-21
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Dunn on 2023-05-21
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2023-05-18
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: David George on 2023-05-15
Alamance Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2023-05-11
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Jeff Niznik on 2023-04-29
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-07-23
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2022-06-07
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2022-06-05
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Lenny Lampel on 2022-05-11
Union Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2022-05-07
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Salman Abdulali on 2021-07-10
Pitt Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-06-14
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-05-31
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-05-26
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2021-05-23
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-05-19
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-05-16
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-05-15
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Dunn on 2021-05-09
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Dunn on 2021-05-04
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-01
Guilford Co.
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