Moths of North Carolina
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Morrisonia mucens (Hübner, [1831]) - No Common Name

Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NoctuidaeSubfamily: NoctuinaeTribe: OrthosiiniP3 Number: 932801.00 MONA Number: 10519.00
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
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: Almost all of our records come from dry-to-xeric oak habitats, including maritime forests and sandridges in the Coastal Plain, monadnock forests in the Piedmont, and dry to ridges in the Mountains. A few of our montane records also come from cove forests.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on oaks, including Bear Oak and Blackjack Oak in the North (Wagner et al., 2011). In Florida, they have also been found on Farkleberry and Hawthorns
See also Habitat Account for General Dry-Xeric Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G4G5 S3S4
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.

 Photo Gallery for Morrisonia mucens - No common name

Photos: 6

Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-03-13
Carteret Co.
Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-03-10
Carteret Co.
Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-03-23
Onslow Co.
Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-03-14
Onslow Co.
Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-05-04
Dare Co.
Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2014-04-25
Cabarrus Co.