Moths of North Carolina
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193 NC Records

Catocala ultronia (Hübner, 1823) - Ultronia Underwing


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: ErebinaeTribe: CatocaliniP3 Number: 930841.00 MONA Number: 8857.00
Comments: One of 103 species in this genus that occur in North America (Lafontaine and Schmidt, 2010, 2015), 67 of which have been recorded in North Carolina. Included by Barnes and McDunnough (1918) in their Group XVII (also adopted by Forbes, 1954), which feed mainly on members of the Rosaceae; 12 other members of this group (as redefined by Kons and Borth, 2015b) also occur in North Carolina.
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF                                                                                 
Wingspan: 50-60 mm (Sargent, 1976)
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from photos showing hindwings, abdomen, or other specialized views [e.g., frons, palps, antennae, undersides].
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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Immature 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
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Larval Host Plants: Larvae are oligophagous, feeding on several members of the Rosaceae. Wagner et al. (2011) state that Prunus species are the main host plants but that they also use Apple and Hawthorn to some extent.
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Rosaceous Thickets
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 Catocala ultronia - Ultronia Underwing

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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2022-08-07
Watauga Co.
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Recorded by: J. A. Anderson on 2022-06-30
New Hanover Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-06-28
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2022-06-28
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-06-20
Caswell Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2022-06-18
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson, Stephen Dunn on 2022-06-18
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2022-06-08
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-05-31
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-05-31
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2022-05-23
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2021-07-28
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-07-14
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-07-06
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-07-05
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-07-05
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Richard Teper on 2021-07-04
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-07-02
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-06-27
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-06-11
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2021-06-07
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-06-05
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-06-05
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Bo Sullivan and Steve Hall on 2021-04-12
Scotland Co.
Comment: Found on Black Cherry
Recorded by: Bo Sullivan and Steve Hall on 2021-04-12
Scotland Co.
Comment: Found on Chickasaw Plum
Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-07-19
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-07-15
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-07-15
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-07-14
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2020-07-11
Buncombe Co.
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