Moths of North Carolina
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126 NC Records

Hypena palparia (Walker, 1861) - Mottled Bomolocha


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: HypeninaeP3 Number: 930565.00 MONA Number: 8444.00
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 palparia); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF                                                                                 
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 primarily from rich, wet-mesic stands of hardwoods
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on American Hornbeam, American Hop-hornbeam, and Hazels (Wagner et al., 2011)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Corylaceous Thickets and Understories
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 palparia - Mottled Bomolocha

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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-08-03
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-07-17
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Richard Teper on 2022-06-29
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-06-22
Caswell Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-06-20
Caswell Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2022-06-14
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2022-05-17
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-05-01
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-04-16
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-07-28
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-06-12
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-06-05
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-06-03
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-05-18
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-05-10
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-04-26
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2020-08-14
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-09
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-07-17
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-07-05
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-06-26
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-06-09
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-06-08
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-06-01
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-10-04
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-07-19
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2019-07-02
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2019-06-30
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2019-06-28
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2019-06-24
Buncombe Co.
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