Moths of North Carolina
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Nola clethrae Dyar, 1899 - Sweet Pepperbush Nola


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NolidaeSubfamily: NolinaeP3 Number: 931136.00 MONA Number: 8996.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
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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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Coastal Plain records come from the edges of pocosins and other wetlands. Mountain records come from both alluvial forests and mesic slopes, including some at high elevations. In both areas, the distribution of the moth strongly parallels the distribution of Clethra.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on Clethra, with Clethra alnifolia confirmed and C. acuminata presumed based on distributional patterns (Wagner et al., 2011)
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Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR 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 Nola clethrae - Sweet Pepperbush Nola

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Recorded by: Jim Petranka, Bo Sullivan and Steve Hall on 2021-06-08
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka, Bo Sullivan and Steve Hall on 2021-05-10
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-04-07
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2021-04-06
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-03-28
Bladen Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2021-03-04
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-03-02
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2019-07-30
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2016-04-12
Hoke Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2013-08-12
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2011-03-06
Beaufort Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2011-03-06
Beaufort Co.
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Recorded by: ASH on 2007-04-15
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: S. Hall on 2000-03-30
Moore Co.
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