Moths of North Carolina
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Heterocampa astarte Doubleday, 1841 - No Common Name


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NotodontidaeSubfamily: HeterocampinaeP3 Number: 930069.00 MONA Number: 7977.00
Comments: One of 21 species in this genus that occur in North America north of Mexico (Lafontaine and Schmidt, 2010), seven of which have been recorded in North Carolina.
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
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: The majority of our records come from barrier islands where stands of evergreen oaks occur. It has also been frequently observed in Coastal Fringe Sandhill habitats on the mainland and in xeric sand ridges forming Carolina Bay rims as far west as Bladen County. One historic record exists from Transylvania County but probably represents either an error or an extreme stray.
Larval Host Plants: The preferred larval host plant is Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) (Wagner, 2005).
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for Live Oak Forests and Maritime Scrub Thickets
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G4? S3S4
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 Heterocampa astarte - No common name

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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-08-28
Brunswick Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-07-21
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-05-28
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-05-15
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-05-09
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-05-24
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-05-23
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-05-04
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-05-02
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: E. Corey, T. DeSantis on 2012-04-17
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Newman,Randy on 2007-05-16
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Newman, Randy on 2006-09-11
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Newman, Randy on 2004-08-23
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Newman, Randy on 2004-07-09
Carteret Co.
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