Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFErebidae Members: 156 NC Records

Nigetia formosalis Walker, 1866 - Thin-winged Owlet Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: ScoleocampinaeP3 Number: 930655.00 MONA Number: 8440.00
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.
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 almost entirely from hardwood forests, but covering the range from maritime forests to swamps and bottomlands to northern hardwoods at elevationns above 4,000'. The majority come from wet to mesic sites but there are also some from sandridges and dry ridges.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae have been reared on tree algae and probably also feed on lichens (T., McCabe, cited by Wagner et al., 2011)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
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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 Nigetia formosalis - Thin-winged Owlet Moth

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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-06-14
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2021-06-02
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2021-05-25
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka, Bo Sullivan and Steve Hall on 2021-05-11
Scotland Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-26
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-06-13
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-09-10
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-08-24
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-05-24
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Owen and Pat McConnell on 2018-08-12
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2018-07-18
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-05-29
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-05-29
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Lenny Lampel on 2017-08-17
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: J. A. Anderson on 2017-05-17
Surry Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2017-05-09
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2017-05-02
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall and Ed Corey on 2016-10-02
Bladen Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2016-08-02
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2016-06-05
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2015-08-11
Cherokee Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2015-05-17
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2014-05-22
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof, E. Corey on 2014-05-13
Burke Co.
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Recorded by: Doug Blatny/Jackie Nelson on 2012-07-23
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2011-09-06
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2011-08-17
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2011-05-02
Beaufort Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2010-09-03
Beaufort Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2010-08-11
Beaufort Co.
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