Moths of North Carolina
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Disclisioprocta stellata (Guenée, [1858]) - Somber Carpet Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: LarentiinaeTribe: XanthorhoiniP3 Number: 910261.00 MONA Number: 7417.00
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: Found in North Carolina primarily in open habitats, from maritime dunes, inland sand ridges, old fields, and residential areas. A few also come from forested habitats.
Larval Host Plants: Forbes (1948) lists Pisonia (Devil's Claw) as a host plant, but that species is not found north of Florida. Covell (1984) adds Amaranths, one species of which -- Amaranthus hybridus -- is found throughout North Carolina.
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Successional Fields and Forblands
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 Disclisioprocta stellata - Somber Carpet Moth

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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-12-05
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-12-05
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish and Joy Wiggins on 2021-12-02
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Morgan Freese on 2021-10-28
New Hanover Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-10-24
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-10-17
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-10-13
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-10-13
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-10-12
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-10-09
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-10-07
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-09-13
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-09-13
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-08-24
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-05-27
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-11-13
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-11-13
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2020-11-13
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: F. Williams, S. Williams on 2020-11-09
Gates Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-11-08
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-11-08
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-10-28
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2020-10-27
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2020-10-27
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-10-25
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-10-11
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2020-10-06
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-10-06
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-10-02
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Michael P. Morales on 2020-09-29
Cumberland Co.
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