Moths of North Carolina
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53 NC Records

Nola pustulata (Walker, 1865) - Sharp-blotched Nola

Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NolidaeSubfamily: NolinaeP3 Number: 931129.00 MONA Number: 8989.00
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF                                                                                 
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: Most of our records come from pocosins and wetland edges in the Coastal Plain. In the Piedmont and Mountains, our few records appear to come from shorelines or other wet edges.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on Maleberry (Lyonia ligustrina) (Wagner et al., 2011)
See also Habitat Account for General Wet-Mesic Acidic Shrublands
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G4 S3S4
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.

 Photo Gallery for Nola pustulata - Sharp-blotched Nola

Photos: 6

Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2021-05-06
Onslow Co.
Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-06-19
Onslow Co.
Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-05-02
Onslow Co.
Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-04-30
Onslow Co.
Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2014-05-10
Cabarrus Co.
Recorded by: Lenny Lampel on 2013-05-24
Mecklenburg Co.