Moths of North Carolina
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Hypena bijugalis (Walker, 1859) - Dimorphic Bomolocha



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Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: HypeninaeP3 Number: 930564.00 MONA Number: 8443.00
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 bijugalis); 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 for this species come mainly from wet-mesic hardwood forests, from the Outer Banks to the high mountains
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on Dogwoods, especially shrubby species (Wagner et al., 2011)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Wet-Mesic Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
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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 bijugalis - Dimorphic Bomolocha

Photos: 18

Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-08-08
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: L. M. Carlson on 2019-07-27
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn on 2019-07-24
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-21
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-05-06
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-04-17
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-08-26
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-08-12
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-07-25
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2018-05-25
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2015-05-15
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: J. Merrill Lynch on 2015-05-10
Watauga Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-05-30
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-02-26
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: J.B. Sullivan on 2013-06-08
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2013-05-28
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2010-07-08
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2009-08-02
Warren Co.
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