Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFErebidae Members: 158 NC Records

Mocis texana (Morrison, 1875) - Texas Mocis Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: ErebinaeTribe: EuclidiiniP3 Number: 930944.00 MONA Number: 8745.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
Adult Markings: The ground is smooth rather than mottled; the median line and subreniform are obsolete; the postmedian rung straight across the wing to the inner margin (Forbes, 1954)
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 Coastal Plain savannas, sand ridges, and maritime dunes, similar to our other species of Mocis, but also from successional and semi-natural grasslands over the rest of the state
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on grasses, including Panicum, Andropogon, and Spartina (Wagner et al., 2011)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Successional and Semi-Natural Grasslands
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 Mocis texana - Texas Mocis Moth

Photos: 28

Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-09-18
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2021-09-10
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-07-20
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-07-20
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-07-10
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-05-18
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-04-28
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-04-26
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2019-08-29
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: L. M. Carlson on 2019-07-27
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: L. M. Carlson on 2019-07-27
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-07-19
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-11
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-02
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-25
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-05-19
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-08-19
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2018-08-08
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2017-04-27
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2016-08-01
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2014-07-23
Rockingham Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2013-05-30
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2012-03-24
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Doug Blatny / Jackie Nelson on 2011-09-10
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Doug Blatny / Jackie Nelson on 2011-08-31
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2010-05-03
Beaufort Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2009-07-29
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: ASH on 2007-08-20
Moore Co.
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