Moths of North Carolina
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Heterocampa subrotata Harvey, 1874 - Small Heterocampa


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NotodontidaeSubfamily: HeterocampinaeP3 Number: 930077.00 MONA Number: 7985.00
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: 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
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 brownwater river floodplains in the Coastal Plain and bottomlands in the Piedmont. Sugarberry (Celtis laevigata) is the most likely host in those sites.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on Celtis species (Wagner, 2005)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for Rich Wet-Dry Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G4G5 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 subrotata - Small Heterocampa

Photos: 15

Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-06-04
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-08-26
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-08-26
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-08-28
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-08-15
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: L. M. Carlson on 2019-08-04
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-23
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-12
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-12
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-02
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-02
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2018-08-08
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2018-08-08
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-06-06
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Robert Gilson on 2015-05-19
Mecklenburg Co.
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