Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFNoctuidae Members: 12 NC Records

Dypterygia rozmani Berio, 1974 - American Bird's-wing Moth

Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NoctuidaeSubfamily: NoctuinaeTribe: DypterygiiniP3 Number: 932272.00 MONA Number: 9560.00
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
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: The use of Dock and Plantain suggest that ruderal or other early successional habitats could be used. However, our records come mainly from mesic-to-wet forests, which is more consistent with the use of Common Climbing Buckwheat.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae have been reported on Dock, Common Climbing Buckwheat, and Plantain (Robinson et al., 2010; Wagner et al., 2011)
See also Habitat Account for Rich Wet-Mesic Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S3S4
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.

 Photo Gallery for Dypterygia rozmani - American Bird's-wing Moth

Photos: 5

Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-08-24
Madison Co.
Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-05-17
Madison Co.
Recorded by: Lenny Lampel on 2016-07-30
Mecklenburg Co.
Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2013-06-22
Cabarrus Co.
Recorded by: T. DeSantis on 2012-05-13
Camden Co.