Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFErebidae Members: 84 NC Records

Catocala andromedae Guenée, 1852 - Andromeda Underwing


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: ErebinaeTribe: CatocaliniP3 Number: 930835.00 MONA Number: 8849.00
Comments: One of 103 species in this genus that occur in North America (Gall and Hawks, 2010; Kons and Borth, 2015a,b), 67 of which have been recorded in North Carolina.
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
Wingspan: 40-50 mm (Sargent, 1976)
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: Most of our records come from dry, rocky ridges and summits in the Mountains but we also have several from flatwoods or possibly pocosin habitats
Larval Host Plants: Oligophagous, with larvae feeding on Vaccinium and Azaleas
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Upland Heath Thickets
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S4S5
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 Catocala andromedae - Andromeda Underwing

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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-08-03
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2021-05-25
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-06-29
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-06-29
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2014-07-17
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2013-07-14
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2013-07-13
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2011-06-28
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2010-06-22
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2008-06-29
Bladen Co.
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