Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFNoctuidae Members: 23 NC Records

Raphia frater Grote, 1864 - The Brother

Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NoctuidaeSubfamily: RaphiinaeP3 Number: 931412.00 MONA Number: 9193.00
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Distribution in North Carolina
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: Our records come from floodplains where Cottonwoods are either common or that have been recorded from the area. We do not have records from other shoreline habitats where willows are common and cottonwoods are unlikely.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed primarily on Aspens and Poplars, but also on willows to some extent (Wagner et al., 2011)
See also Habitat Account for General Poplar Forests
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S3S4
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 Photo Gallery for Raphia frater - The Brother

Photos: 6

Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2021-04-08
Cabarrus Co.
Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-07-27
Durham Co.
Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-07-22
Guilford Co.
Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-12
Guilford Co.
Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-17
Guilford Co.
Recorded by: Robert Gilson on 2015-05-18
Mecklenburg Co.