Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFErebidae Members: 141 NC Records

Lesmone detrahens (Walker, 1858) - Detracted Owlet Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: ErebinaeTribe: OphiusiniP3 Number: 930970.00 MONA Number: 8651.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); 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: Our records come from a wide range of open, herbaceous habitats, including both natural and disturbed
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on Partridge Pea (Chamaecrista = Cassia) (Wagner et al., 2011)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Successional Fields and Forblands
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 Lesmone detrahens - Detracted Owlet Moth

Photos: 28

Recorded by: Jim Petranka, Bo Sullivan and Steve Hall on 2021-05-10
Richmond Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka, Bo Sullivan and Steve Hall on 2021-05-10
Scotland Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-09-03
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-26
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-17
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-09
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2020-08-07
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-05-03
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-09-08
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: L. M. Carlson on 2019-07-28
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-01
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-01
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-25
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-25
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2018-09-10
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-08-09
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-05-14
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2017-07-26
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf on 2015-06-05
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2015-05-10
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2014-06-23
Pender Co.
Comment: Two fresh individuals seen in shrubby portion of a savanna
Recorded by: Paul Scharf, B.Bockhahn on 2014-05-12
Burke Co.
Comment: Aberrant female, Photo ID by Bo Sullivan
Recorded by: Doug Blatny/Jackie Nelson on 2012-07-25
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2012-07-24
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2010-06-29
Warren Co.
Comment: Confirmed via specimen by Bo Sullivan
Recorded by: Taylor Piephoff on 2010-05-08
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2010-05-04
Warren Co.
Comment: Confirmed via specimen by Bo Sullivan
Recorded by: ASH, S.Hall on 2007-05-21
Moore Co.
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