Moths of North Carolina
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Hypena manalis Walker, 1859 - Flowing-line Bomolocha


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: HypeninaeP3 Number: 930561.00 MONA Number: 8441.00
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 manalis); 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 bottomlands, swamps, and other wet habitats where False Nettle occurs. However, we also have several records from cove forests and stands of northern hardwoods, where other species of nettles are common.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on False Nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica) (Wagner et al., 2011).
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Broadleaf Herbaceous Mires
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S4S5
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 manalis - Flowing-line Bomolocha

Photos: 28

Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-07-05
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-06-08
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2020-09-19
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-09-01
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-06-13
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-03-23
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-03-13
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2019-09-20
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-09-06
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-09-05
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2019-08-10
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-08-02
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-05-26
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2018-05-20
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2017-05-28
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2017-05-01
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf, B.Bockhahn, C.Mitchell on 2015-06-05
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2015-05-17
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2014-09-20
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2014-06-14
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-05-06
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-04-26
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2013-09-04
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Doug Blatny/Jackie Nelson on 2012-08-27
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2011-05-01
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2010-05-03
Beaufort Co.
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Recorded by: T. DeSantis on 2009-05-15
Camden Co.
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Recorded by: FKW on 2005-08-04
Gates Co.
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