Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFErebidae Members: 198 NC Records

Phoberia atomaris Hübner, 1818 - Common Oak Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: ErebinaeTribe: MelipotiniP3 Number: 930862.00 MONA Number: 8591.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from photos showing hindwings, abdomen, or other specialized views [e.g., frons, palps, antennae, undersides].
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 range of wet, mesic, and dry stands of hardwood forests
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on oaks (Wagner et al., 2011)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Oak-Hickory 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 Phoberia atomaris - Common Oak Moth

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

Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-04-27
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-04-18
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-04-11
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-04-05
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-04-04
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-03-26
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-03-22
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-03-22
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-03-17
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-03-15
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-03-14
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-03-13
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2021-03-12
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-03-12
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-03-12
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-03-12
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-03-11
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2021-03-11
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-03-11
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2021-03-10
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-03-10
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-03-10
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2021-03-09
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2021-03-09
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-03-09
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-03-09
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-03-04
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-03-04
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-03-03
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-03-02
Wake Co.
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