Moths of North Carolina
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Catocala nebulosa Hy. Edwards, 1864 - Clouded Underwing


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: ErebinaeTribe: CatocaliniP3 Number: 930787.00 MONA Number: 8796.00
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 nebulosa, other members of this group that occur in North Carolina include retecta, dejecta, ulalume, insolabilis, myristica, vidua, maestosa, lachrymosa, palaeogama, subnata, and neogama.
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
Wingspan: 75-85 mm (Sargent, 1976)
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
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: Almost all sites are from rich hardwood forests. In the Coastal Plain, these are limited to brownwater river floodplains and marl forests. In the Piedmont, they come mainly from alluvial forests. In the Mountans both cove forests and alluvial forests provide records.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on Bitternut Hickory; possibly also on Pecan (Wagner et al., 2011)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for Rich Wet-Mesic Hardwood 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 nebulosa - Clouded Underwing

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Recorded by: Stephen Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2021-09-14
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-08-26
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-08-04
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-09-10
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-09-10
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-10-04
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-09-26
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-09-14
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-09-14
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-09-08
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Salman Abdulali on 2019-09-01
Pitt Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-08-30
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-10-03
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-10-03
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2018-09-10
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2018-09-10
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-09-08
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Alicia Ballard on 2018-08-12
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-08-09
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-08-09
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: B. Bockhahn on 2017-09-27
Stokes Co.
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Recorded by: Roger Shaw on 2016-08-23
Jones Co.
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Recorded by: Larry Gall, Steve Hall, and Bo Sullivan on 2016-08-23
Pender Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2015-09-17
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Jackie Nelson / Doug Blatny on 2013-07-27
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Jackie Nelson / Doug Blatny on 2013-07-27
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2012-07-12
Bertie Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2012-07-12
Bertie Co.
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Recorded by: Taylor Piephoff on 2011-06-29
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 0000-00-00
Cabarrus Co.
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