Moths of North Carolina
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Caenurgia chloropha (Hübner, 1818) - Vetch Looper



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Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: ErebinaeTribe: EuclidiiniP3 Number: 930938.00 MONA Number: 8733.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984)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: The vast majority of our records come from open, herbaceous habitats. It is particularly common in savannas, flatwoods, sand ridges, and maritime dunes in the Coastal Plain. In the Piedmont,
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on Vetches and other Legumes (Wagner et al., 2011)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Successional Fields and Forblands
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
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 Caenurgia chloropha - Vetch Looper

45 photos are available. Only the most recent 30 are shown.

Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-02
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-04-30
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-04-14
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-10-22
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2020-10-13
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-09-27
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-09-06
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-25
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-03
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-07-11
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2020-07-01
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-21
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-20
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-06-14
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-08
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-05-25
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-03-29
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-03-14
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-11-04
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-25
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-25
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Salman Abdulali on 2019-06-15
Pitt Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-03
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-04-25
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-04-09
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-04-09
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2018-09-26
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2018-09-14
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2018-09-10
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-08-31
Madison Co.
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