Moths of North Carolina
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7 NC Records

Meropleon titan Todd, 1958 - No Common Name

Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NoctuidaeSubfamily: NoctuinaeTribe: ApameiniP3 Number: 932412.00 MONA Number: 9426.00
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Adult Markings: Similar to diversicolor "is readily separated by the larger size, the presence of a black basal dash in the anal fold of the forewing, the asymmetrically bipectinate antennae of the male and the distinctive aedeagus of the male." (Todd, 1958)
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 from the vicinity of wetlands
Larval Host Plants: Larval host plants appear to be unknown but are likely to be grasses or sedges, as in other members of this genus
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status: [W3]
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G3 S2S3
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.

 Photo Gallery for Meropleon titan - No common name

Photos: 5

Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2020-09-16
Cabarrus Co.
Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2016-09-09
Cabarrus Co.
Recorded by: Lenny Lampel on 2015-10-13
Mecklenburg Co.
Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2014-09-15
Cabarrus Co.
Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2014-05-15
Cabarrus Co.