Moths of North Carolina
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Lochmaeus manteo Doubleday, 1841 - Variable Oakleaf Caterpillar Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NotodontidaeSubfamily: HeterocampinaeP3 Number: 930090.00 MONA Number: 7998.00
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.
Larvae ID Requirements: Identifiable only through rearing to adulthood.
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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Immature 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: Barrens, woodlands, and forests (Wagner, 2005). Our records come the full range of hardwood forests and woodlands in the state, from maritime forests to northern hardwoods.
Larval Host Plants: Polyphagous, but Oak, Beech, and Chestnut are apparently preferred (Wagner, 2005)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S5
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 Lochmaeus manteo - Variable Oakleaf Caterpillar Moth

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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-06-03
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-06-03
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-05-28
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-09-16
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-08-24
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-08-11
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-08-10
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-09
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: Simpson Eason on 2020-08-06
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-08-01
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-07-31
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-07-31
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-07-26
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-07-22
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-07-19
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-07-06
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2020-07-04
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-07-01
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-21
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2020-06-20
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2020-06-20
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-06-14
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2020-06-13
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-12
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-04-27
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-08-31
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2019-08-18
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-08-07
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2019-08-04
Durham Co.
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