Moths of North Carolina
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Catocala ilia (Cramer, [1775]) - Ilia Underwing



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Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: ErebinaeTribe: CatocaliniP3 Number: 930792.00 MONA Number: 8801.00
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: 70-80 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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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: Our records come from the full range of oak-containing habitats in the state, from martime forest and sand ridges to alluvial forest and high elevation mesic forests
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on oaks, mainly red oaks but also white (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 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 Catocala ilia - Ilia Underwing

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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-10-08
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-09-12
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2021-09-10
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2021-08-11
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Bo Sullivan on 2021-08-02
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2021-07-22
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2021-07-22
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Lior Carlson on 2021-07-20
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-07-11
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-07-11
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-06-17
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-06-12
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-06-12
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-09-16
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-09-16
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-08-16
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-11
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-11
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-08-10
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2020-08-03
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-07-27
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-07-27
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn on 2020-07-16
Polk Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-06-28
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2020-06-25
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2020-06-25
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-21
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-06-20
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-20
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-06-17
Durham Co.
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