Moths of North Carolina
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Lobocleta ossularia (Geyer, 1837) - Drab Brown Wave Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: SterrhinaeTribe: SterrhiniP3 Number: 910500.00 MONA Number: 7094.00
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 primarily from open habitats in the Coastal Plain, including maritime dunes, Longleaf Pine savannas, flatwoods, and sand ridges. We have a few records from the Piedmont, where old fields and lake shoreline habitats are used. Our few records from the Mountains come from wet meadows and one cedar barrens.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on low forbs, including Gallium, Stellaria, and Fragaria (Robinson et al., 2010)
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 Lobocleta ossularia - Drab Brown Wave Moth

Photos: 19

Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-06-15
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka, Bo Sullivan and Steve Hall on 2021-06-07
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall, Jim Petranka, and Bo Sullivan on 2021-05-09
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-04-30
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-04-25
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-04-16
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2020-10-13
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2020-09-11
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2019-06-08
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-04-17
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-04-17
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall and Ed Corey on 2016-10-01
Bladen Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall and Ed Corey on 2016-10-01
Bladen Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall; Brian Bockhahn; Paul Scharf on 2016-07-20
Stokes Co.
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Recorded by: B. Bockhahn, K. Kittelberger on 2014-09-12
Rockingham Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2013-09-25
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2013-09-11
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2011-05-02
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Newman, Randy on 2006-04-12
Carteret Co.
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