Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFErebidae Members: 4 NC Records

Hypocala andremona (Stoll, [1781]) - Hypocala andremona

Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: HypocalinaeP3 Number: 930627.00 MONA Number: 8642.00
Field Guide Descriptions: 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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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
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on Persimmon and other species of Diospyros (Robinson et al., 2010). Records from Cuba include Hickory as well as tropical species of the Euphorbia and Rose families.
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR SU
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.
Comments: The status of this species as a resident of North Carolina needs to be determined. While its host plant is common in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain -- areas where the moth has not been recorded -- it is rare in the Mountains where we have our only records for this species. Like several other primarily tropical species, this moth is probably here only as a migrant.

 Photo Gallery for Hypocala andremona - Hypocala andremona

Photos: 5

Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-10-10
Wake Co.
Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-10-10
Wake Co.
Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-10-10
Wake Co.
Recorded by: J.B. Sullivan on 2020-09-16
Ashe Co.
Recorded by: J.B. Sullivan on 2016-08-04
Ashe Co.