Moths of North Carolina
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6 NC Records

Apamea indocilis (Walker, 1856) - Ignorant Apamea Moth

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Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NoctuidaeSubfamily: NoctuinaeTribe: ApameiniP3 Number: 932310.00 MONA Number: 9362.00
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); 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 mainly from the Mountains, including from some of our highest elevations. Habitats in that region include Spruce-fir Forests, Northern Hardwoods, and cove forests. One site in the Piedmont is adjacent to a tract of bottomland hardwoods.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae have been found on "coarse grasses and sedges", at least in the Pacific Coast region (Crumb, 1956; Mikkola et al., 2009)
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.

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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2013-07-16
Cabarrus Co.