Moths of North Carolina
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Catocala lacrymosa Guenée, 1852 - Tearful Underwing


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: ErebinaeTribe: CatocaliniP3 Number: 930783.00 MONA Number: 8794.00
Comments: One of 103 species in this genus that occur in North America (Lafontaine and Schmidt, 2010, 2015), 67 of which have been recorded in North Carolina. Included by Barnes and McDunnough (1918) in their Group VI (also adopted by Forbes, 1954). This groups comprises 15 species, all of which feed on Hickories or Walnuts (Juglandaciae). In addition to lachrymosa, other members of this group that occur in North Carolina include retecta, dejecta, ulalume, insolabilis, myristica, vidua, maestosa, palaeogama, nebulosa, subnata, and neogama.
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: Records from maritime forests, sand ridges, alluvial forests, cove forests and dry ridges
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on section Carya hickories (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 S4S5
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 lacrymosa - Tearful Underwing

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

Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2021-09-17
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2021-09-11
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2021-09-10
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-08-05
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-09-19
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-09-19
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-09-11
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-09-11
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2020-08-23
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2020-07-20
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: L. M. Carlson on 2019-10-12
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-09-24
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-09-24
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-09-18
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-09-18
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jennifer Smith on 2019-08-26
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Jennifer Smith on 2019-08-26
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2019-08-17
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-13
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-13
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-11-07
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-09-20
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-09-20
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-09-11
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-09-11
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-08-30
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-08-30
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2018-08-11
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2017-10-14
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2015-07-17
Orange Co.
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