Moths of North Carolina
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80 NC Records

Deltote bellicula (Hübner, 1818) - Bog Lithacodia Moth

Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NoctuidaeSubfamily: EustotiinaeP3 Number: 931289.00 MONA Number: 9046.00
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984; as Lithacodia bellicula); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF, BOLD                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
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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 almost entirely from wetlands. Most are from Wet Pine Savannas and Sandhill Seeps, but we also have records from peatlands, bottomland forests, and mountain bogs.
Larval Host Plants: Recorded on Carex stricta but probably feeds on a wide variety of sedges (Wagner et al., 2011) - View
See also Habitat Account for General Sedge, Grass, and Rush Mires
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S3S4
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.

 Photo Gallery for Deltote bellicula - Bog Lithacodia Moth

Photos: 3

Recorded by: Steve Taylor on 2020-08-12
Beaufort Co.
Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2018-06-26
Jackson Co.
Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2016-04-28
Cumberland Co.