Moths of North Carolina
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Macrochilo hypocritalis Ferguson, 1982 - Twin-dotted Macrochilo Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: HerminiinaeP3 Number: 930509.00 MONA Number: 8357.10
Comments: One of seven species in this genus that occur in North America north of Mexico (Lafontaine and Schmidt, 2010), six of which have been recorded in North Carolina
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: 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 variety of marshy wetlands, including seeps, savannas, peatlands, alluvial forests, and beaver ponds
Larval Host Plants: Probably sedges or wetland grasses, possibly withered
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Sedge, Grass, and Rush Mires
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G4 S4
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 Macrochilo hypocritalis - Twin-dotted Macrochilo Moth

Photos: 11

Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-07-23
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka, Bo Sullivan and Steve Hall on 2021-05-10
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2020-05-25
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-05-16
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2019-09-06
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Ed Corey on 2016-06-25
Washington Co.
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Recorded by: Lenny Lampel on 2016-05-12
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-05-25
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2013-09-16
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: T. DeSantis on 2013-07-14
Camden Co.
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Recorded by: FKW on 2006-08-04
Gates Co.
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