Moths of North Carolina
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Charadra deridens (Guenée, 1852) - Laugher Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NoctuidaeSubfamily: PantheinaeP3 Number: 931406.00 MONA Number: 9189.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
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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) list barrens, woodland, and forests as habitats used by this species. Our records span the entire range of hardwoods in North Carolina, ranging from dry-xeric maritime forests to cool mesic Northern Hardwoods on our highest peaks.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed primarily on Beech and Oak but have also been reported on Birch, Elm, and Maple (Wagner et al., 2011)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Hardwood 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 Charadra deridens - Laugher Moth

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

Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-08-30
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-08-25
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-08-21
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-06-11
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2021-05-21
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-05-19
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-05-06
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-04-01
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-09-05
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-08-09
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2020-06-09
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-06-09
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-08
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-06-08
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-05-02
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-08-21
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2019-08-16
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-08-12
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2019-08-05
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-06-14
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2019-05-29
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Michael P. Morales on 2019-05-10
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Michael P. Morales on 2019-05-10
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-04-11
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2018-10-06
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2018-08-12
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-06-01
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-05-26
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: F. Williams, S. Williams on 2018-05-26
Gates Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2017-05-28
McDowell Co.
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