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 2021-05-27
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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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-09-27
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-09-23
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-09-18
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-09-12
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2020-09-06
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-09-04
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-09-03
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-08-31
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-08-28
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-08-27
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-08-13
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-08-09
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-08-03
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-07-19
Guilford Co.
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