Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFErebidae Members: 49 NC Records

Catocala coccinata Grote, 1872 - Scarlet Underwing


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: ErebinaeTribe: CatocaliniP3 Number: 930837.00 MONA Number: 8851.00
Comments: One of 103 species in this genus that occur in North America (Gall and Hawks, 2010; Kons and Borth, 2015a,b), 67 of which have been recorded in North Carolina.
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
Wingspan: 60-70 mm (Sargent, 1976)
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from photos showing hindwings, abdomen, or other specialized views [e.g., frons, palps, antennae, undersides].
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: Our records come primarily from stands of upland oak forests
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on several species of oaks, including Black, Northern Red, Scarlet, Post, and Southern Red (Wagner et al., 2011)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Oak-Hickory Forests
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S4
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 Catocala coccinata - Scarlet Underwing

Photos: 11

Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-06-29
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-06-12
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-06-12
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-07-05
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-13
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-13
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-13
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2018-07-12
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Ed Corey on 2016-06-28
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2011-06-20
Warren Co.
Comment: Confirmed via specimen by Bo Sullivan
Recorded by: Taylor Piephoff on 2010-06-10
Mecklenburg Co.
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