Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFErebidae Members: 79 NC Records

Catocala similis Edwards, 1864 - Similar Underwing


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: ErebinaeTribe: CatocaliniP3 Number: 930855.00 MONA Number: 8873.00
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 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: Wagner et al. (2011) state that this species is associated with sandy, dry-oak woodlands with small oaks. Our records come almost entirely from maritime dunes and sand ridges in the Coastal Plain. Only a few records come from the Piedmont and Mountains, with several from dry woodland habitats.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on oaks, including Scrub and Blackjack (Wagner et al., 2011)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Dry-Xeric 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 similis - Similar Underwing

Photos: 18

Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-06-06
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-06-01
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-06-01
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-06-19
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Christa Rogers on 2016-06-06
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-08-31
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2014-06-01
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-05-30
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-05-30
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-05-29
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-05-28
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-05-26
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-02-24
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2013-06-14
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Ed Corey on 2013-06-06
Bladen Co.
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Recorded by: ASH on 2007-06-10
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Newman, Randy on 2007-05-31
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Newman, Randy on 2005-06-15
Carteret Co.
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