Moths of North Carolina
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Amphipyra pyramidoides Guenée, 1852 - Copper Underwing


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NoctuidaeSubfamily: AmphipyrinaeTribe: AmphipyriniP3 Number: 931544.00 MONA Number: 9638.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); 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
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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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Immature 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 woodlands and forests as habitats used by this species. Our records come from nearly all types of hardwood-dominated habitats, from maritime forests to high elevation oak forests and northern hardwoods.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae are widely polyphagous, feeding on hardwood trees, shrubs, and vines belonging to many families (Wagner et al., 2011)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S5
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 Amphipyra pyramidoides - Copper Underwing

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Recorded by: Bo Sullivan and Steve Hall on 2021-04-12
Moore Co.
Comment: Found on Chickasaw Plum
Recorded by: Bo Sullivan and Steve Hall on 2021-04-12
Moore Co.
Comment: Found on Chickasaw Plum
Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-11-10
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-11-08
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-11-07
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-10-23
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: JIm Petranka on 2020-10-15
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-10-12
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2020-10-08
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-10-01
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-09-30
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-09-26
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-09-26
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-09-25
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2020-09-19
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-09-14
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-09-13
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-09-05
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-08-29
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-08-27
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-08-08
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-08-06
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-07-16
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-07-09
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-07-04
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-07-03
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-07-03
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-06-19
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-06-19
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2020-06-14
Orange Co.
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