Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFErebidae Members: 21 NC Records

Hypena sordidula Grote, 1872 - Sordid Bomolocha


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: HypeninaeP3 Number: 930570.00 MONA Number: 8448.00
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 sordidula); 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: North Carolina records come mainly from cove forests and alluvial forests in the Mountains; it also occupies at least a few rich alluvial forests in the Piedmont and possibly the Coastal Plain.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on Wood Nettle (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: G4 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 sordidula - Sordid Bomolocha

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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-04-30
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-05-03
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2018-07-28
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-07-09
Madison Co.
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