Moths of North Carolina
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Macrurocampa marthesia (Cramer, [1780]) - Mottled Prominent



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Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NotodontidaeSubfamily: HeterocampinaeP3 Number: 930067.00 MONA Number: 7975.00
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 from good quality photos, especially where associated with known host plants.
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:
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on oaks and other members of the Fagaceae (Wagner et al., 2011); also reported on maple and poplar but possible in error
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Oak-Hickory Forests
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
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 Macrurocampa marthesia - Mottled Prominent

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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2021-08-27
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2021-08-22
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George on 2021-08-12
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: David George on 2021-08-09
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-08-08
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2021-07-23
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-07-16
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-07-14
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-07-06
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-06-12
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-06-04
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2021-06-04
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-21
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-05-19
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-18
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-05-08
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-05-04
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-04-30
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-04-30
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-04-29
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-04-18
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-09-09
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-08-22
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-08-17
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-08-17
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-08-16
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-08-14
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-08-10
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-07-30
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Ed Corey on 2020-07-22
Surry Co.
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