Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFErebidae Members: 82 NC Records

Hypena edictalis (Walker, 1859) - Large Bomolocha


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: HypeninaeP3 Number: 930575.00 MONA Number: 8452.00
Comments: One of 29 species in this genus that occur in North America north of Mexico (Lafontaine and Schmidt, 2010). Fifteen species have been recorded in North Carolina.
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984; as Bomolocha edictalis); 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
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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 almost entirely from high elevation hardwoods and cove forests
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on Wood Nettles and perhaps Stinging Nettles (Wagner et al., 2011)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for Rich Montane Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G4 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 Hypena edictalis - Large Bomolocha

Photos: 9

Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-06-16
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka, Becky Elkin, Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2019-07-30
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka, Becky Elkin, Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2019-07-30
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-07-25
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-06-25
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2016-08-01
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2016-06-28
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf,B. Bockhahn, K. Kittelberger on 2012-07-25
Watauga Co.
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Recorded by: Doug Blatny/Jackie Nelson on 2012-07-25
Ashe Co.
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