Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFErebidae Members: 7 NC Records

Hypenula cacuminalis (Walker, 1859) - Long-Horned Owlet Moth


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Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: HerminiinaeP3 Number: 930527.00 MONA Number: 8376.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984)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: Most of our records come from open, wet-mesic habitats, including savannas, lakes and pond shores, and river floodplains. One record comes from a ridge in the mountains.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae presumably feed on dead organic matter but also fed on freshly picked pokeweed (Wagner et al., 2011)
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Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S3S4
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.
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