Moths of North Carolina
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Catocala connubialis Guenée, 1852 - Connubial Underwing


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: ErebinaeTribe: CatocaliniP3 Number: 930858.00 MONA Number: 8877.00
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: 40-45 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 almost entirely from wet-mesic hardwoods. Coastal Plain records come mainly from alluvial forests; Piedmont from alluvial forests and lake margins; Mountain from cove forests and high elevation mesic forests.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on oaks (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 connubialis - Connubial Underwing

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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-06-21
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-06-04
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-06-04
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-21
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-13
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-09
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-08
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-05-31
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-05-31
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-05-26
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-23
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-02
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-05-28
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-05-28
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2013-06-13
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Doug Blatny/Jackie Nelson on 2012-06-27
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: T. DeSantis, F. Williams on 2012-06-01
Camden Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2010-06-18
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2010-06-01
Warren Co.
Comment: Confirmed via specimen by Bo Sullivan
Recorded by: Taylor Piephoff on 2010-05-27
Mecklenburg Co.
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