Moths of North Carolina
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Catocala micronympha Guenée, 1852 - Little Nymph Underwing


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: ErebinaeTribe: CatocaliniP3 Number: 930857.00 MONA Number: 8876.00
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                                                                                 
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:
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on Oaks, especially in the White Oak group (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 micronympha - Little Nymph Underwing

Photos: 26

Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-06-25
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-06-17
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-06-17
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-06-10
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2021-06-05
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-05-31
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-05-29
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2021-05-27
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-05-26
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-05-26
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn on 2020-07-15
Polk Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2020-06-23
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-06-06
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-06-05
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-06-05
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2017-08-01
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: Lenny Lampel on 2016-06-02
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2015-05-20
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-05-31
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-05-25
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2011-06-18
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2011-06-18
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2010-06-08
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2010-06-06
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: ASH on 2008-06-02
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: ASH on 2008-06-02
Moore Co.
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