Moths of North Carolina
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223 NC Records

Metalectra discalis (Grote, 1876) - Common Fungus Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: BoletobiinaeP3 Number: 930679.00 MONA Number: 8499.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF                                                                                 
Structural photos
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: Wagner et al. (2011) list woodlands and forests as habitat. Our records come areas where hardwoods are present, from both dry and wet sites
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on Bracket fungus and other fungi. Larvae have also been reared on algae (Wagner et al., 2011)
Wikipedia
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 Metalectra discalis - Common Fungus Moth

67 photos are available. Only the most recent 30 are shown.

Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2022-08-09
Watauga Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-07-31
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2022-07-17
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson, Stephen Dunn on 2022-07-15
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-07-01
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2022-06-25
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2022-04-13
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-09-17
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2021-09-17
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-08-31
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Michael P. Morales on 2021-08-08
Sampson Co.
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Recorded by: Michael P. Morales on 2021-08-08
Sampson Co.
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Recorded by: Michael P. Morales on 2021-08-08
Sampson Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-07-28
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-07-27
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-07-21
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-07-15
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-07-14
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-06-27
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-06-26
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-05-26
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-05-22
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2021-05-17
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-05-16
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-24
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-20
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-08-16
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-07-24
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-07-24
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-07-21
Guilford Co.
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