Moths of North Carolina
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Phalaenostola eumelusalis (Walker, 1859) - Dark Phalaenostola Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: HerminiinaeP3 Number: 930513.00 MONA Number: 8363.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: 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
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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 floodplain forests and open, graminoid-dominated wetlands; a very few also come from high elevation mesic forests
Larval Host Plants: Reared on dead grass but hosts used in the wild are unknown (Wagner et al., 2011)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Wet-Hydric Floodplains
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR S4S5
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 Phalaenostola eumelusalis - Dark Phalaenostola Moth

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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-22
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-07
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-06-11
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-09-01
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2018-07-18
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Robert Gilson on 2015-05-18
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Doug Blatny/Jackie Nelson on 2012-09-05
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2012-05-25
Halifax Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2010-07-08
Buncombe Co.
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