Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFErebidae Members: 284 NC Records

Arugisa lutea (Smith, 1900) - Common Arugisa Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: ScoleocampinaeP3 Number: 930634.00 MONA Number: 8509.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984; as Arugisa latiorella); 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 from a wide range of forested and open habitats
Larval Host Plants: Larvae have been recorded on live and dead grasses and have also been reared on algae (Wagner et al., 2011)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Forests and Fields
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 Arugisa lutea - Common Arugisa Moth

Photos: 21

Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-09-14
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-09-13
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-09-07
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-09-13
Guilford 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 2020-08-12
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2020-08-08
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2020-08-08
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2020-08-08
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-05-31
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2019-09-06
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-09
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-08-25
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-08-25
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2018-08-17
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Dowlan on 2018-08-04
Watauga Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-05-31
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Ed Corey on 2013-09-07
Washington Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2013-06-12
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: Doug Blatny/Jackie Nelson on 2012-07-25
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2010-09-18
Beaufort Co.
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