Moths of North Carolina
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Garella nilotica (Rogenhofer, 1881) - Black-olive Caterpillar Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NolidaeSubfamily: ChloephorinaeTribe: SarrothripiniP3 Number: 931141.00 MONA Number: 8974.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: 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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Flight Comments: We have one record from May in the Coastal Plain. The rest of our records come from August in the Mountains.
Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Occupies a wide range of natural and disturbed habitats at least in the far South (Wagner et al., 2011). In North Carolina, records are sparse and come from riparian areas, but possibly without any meaningful connection.
Larval Host Plants: Polyphagous, feeding on many woody plants (Wagner et al., 2011).
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Status in North Carolina
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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 Garella nilotica - Black-olive Caterpillar Moth

Photos: 8

Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-07-17
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-06-25
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2019-08-15
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-08-09
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-08-09
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-08-24
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-08-24
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Doug Blatny / Jackie Nelson on 2013-08-17
Ashe Co.
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