Moths of North Carolina
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Chytolita morbidalis (Guenée, 1854) - Morbid Owlet Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: HerminiinaeP3 Number: 930502.00 MONA Number: 8355.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONATechnical Description, Adults: Forbes (1954)                                                                                 
Wingspan: 35 mm (Forbes, 1954)
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: Our records come from a wide range of hardwood forests, including both swamp and bottomland forests and upland ridges.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae have been reared on dead oak leaves (Wagner et al., 2011). Forbes (1954) also reported grass, dandlelion, hazel, and lettuce.
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 Chytolita morbidalis - Morbid Owlet Moth

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

Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-05-31
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-05-26
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2021-05-23
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-21
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-05-19
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-18
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-05-16
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-05-15
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-04-30
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-04-14
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-07-31
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-01
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-05-17
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2020-05-16
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-05-04
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-03-29
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: L. M. Carlson on 2019-07-24
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-22
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 2019-06-07
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2019-06-01
Stokes Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2019-05-25
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-05-21
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-05-20
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-05-20
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2019-05-08
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-05-06
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-04-27
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-05-21
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-05-10
Guilford Co.
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