Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFErebidae Members: 36 NC Records

Hypena abalienalis Walker, 1859 - White-lined Bomolocha


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: HypeninaeP3 Number: 930566.00 MONA Number: 8445.00
Comments: One of 29 species in this genus that occur in North America north of Mexico (Lafontaine and Schmidt, 2010). Fifteen species have been recorded in North Carolina.
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984; as Bomolocha abalienalis); 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: Our records come from brownwater river floodplains, cove forests, and other stand of rich, wet-mesic hardwood forests
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on Elms, particularly American Elm and Slippery Elm (Wagner et al., 2011)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for Rich Wet-Mesic Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
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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.
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 Photo Gallery for Hypena abalienalis - White-lined Bomolocha

Photos: 24

Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-06-14
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-20
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-04-07
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-05-30
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-05-15
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2020-05-14
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-08-25
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-08-24
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-11
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-01
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-20
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-05-26
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2019-05-21
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-05-21
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-04-25
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-04-11
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-04-10
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Lenny Lampel on 2017-07-22
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: B. Bockhahn, P. Scharf, L. Amos on 2015-05-12
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2014-08-26
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: B. Bockhahn, P. Scharf on 2014-08-26
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2014-05-24
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2013-07-19
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2013-06-08
Warren Co.
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