Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFErebidae Members: 86 NC Records

Macrochilo orciferalis (Walker, 1859) - Bronzy Macrochilo Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: HerminiinaeP3 Number: 930511.00 MONA Number: 8360.00
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: 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 mainly from open, wet graminoid-dominated habitats, including coastal marshes and sedge meadows, savannas, beaver sedged meadows, sandhill seeps, and mountain bogs
Larval Host Plants: Larvae have been reared on grasses and blueberries (Wagner et al., 2011)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Sedge, Grass, and Rush Mires
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
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 Macrochilo orciferalis - Bronzy Macrochilo Moth

Photos: 9

Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2021-05-13
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2017-08-20
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2014-10-21
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-05-25
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-05-16
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2013-10-01
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2013-09-13
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: J.B. Sullivan on 2013-06-06
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Newman, Randy on 2005-05-10
Carteret Co.
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