Moths of North Carolina
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Magusa divaricata (Grote, 1874) - Orbed Narrow-wing Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NoctuidaeSubfamily: NoctuinaeTribe: DypterygiiniP3 Number: 932282.00 MONA Number: 9637.10
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
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: Wagner et al. (2011) list thickets, scrublands, and coastal strand communities as habitats used by this species. Several of our records come from barrier islands but where our native species of Buckthorn do not occur. We also have a number of records from the Mountains, again where native Buckthorns are rare to absent. Most of our records for this species probably represent migrants rather than resident populations. but we have as many or more records from inland areas.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on Buckthorn (Wagner et al., 2011). In North Carolina, Carolina Buckthorn or introduced species could serve as host plants.
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Status in North Carolina
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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 Magusa divaricata - Orbed Narrow-wing Moth

Photos: 9

Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-09-02
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-08-08
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-08-05
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-09-27
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-09-27
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Taylor on 2020-08-05
Beaufort Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Taylor on 2020-08-05
Beaufort Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2016-09-14
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2012-04-25
Warren Co.
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