Moths of North Carolina
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Phalaenophana pyramusalis (Walker, 1859) - Dark-banded Owlet Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: HerminiinaeP3 Number: 930487.00 MONA Number: 8338.00
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 from a wide variety of hardwood forests
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on dead leaves (Wagner et al., 2011)
Observation Methods: Comes to blacklights
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
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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 Phalaenophana pyramusalis - Dark-banded Owlet Moth

41 photos are available. Only the most recent 30 are shown.

Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-08-18
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2021-07-17
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2021-05-21
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-02
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-04-27
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-04-27
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-04-27
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-04-18
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-09-07
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-07-16
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-05-24
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Owen and Pat McConnell on 2020-05-16
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-05-14
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-04-22
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-04-19
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2019-11-26
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2019-09-30
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2019-09-25
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2019-08-29
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-08-22
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-08-17
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-08-09
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-07-12
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-21
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-05-09
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2018-08-17
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-06-02
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-05-22
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-05-20
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-05-14
Madison Co.
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