Moths of North Carolina
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Caenurgina erechtea (Cramer, [1780]) - Forage Looper


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: ErebinaeTribe: EuclidiiniP3 Number: 930924.00 MONA Number: 8739.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); 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
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: Our records come from open, herbaceous habitats as well as forested and woodlands, probably mainly along edges or openings
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on grasses, legumes, and Ragweed (Robinson et al., 2010; Wagner et al., 2011).
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Successional and Semi-Natural Grasslands
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
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 Caenurgina erechtea - Forage Looper

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Recorded by: Stephen Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2021-09-13
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2021-09-11
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-05-28
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Barbara McRae on 2020-10-07
Macon Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-08-28
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-11
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2018-09-06
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-06-06
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2017-10-18
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2017-08-20
Robeson Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2016-02-21
Burke Co.
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Recorded by: B. Bockhahn, K. Kittelberger, P. Scharf on 2015-06-18
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: B. Bockhahn, K. Kittelberger, P. Scharf on 2015-06-17
Caldwell Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2015-04-04
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: B. Bockhahn, K. Kittelberger on 2014-09-12
Rockingham Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf, B.Bockhahn on 2014-08-25
Surry Co.
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Recorded by: ASH on 2013-01-15
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2012-08-05
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2012-06-27
Cherokee Co.
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Recorded by: Taylor Piephoff on 2010-03-26
Mecklenburg Co.
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