Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFErebidae Members: 145 NC Records

Redectis vitrea (Grote, 1878) - White-spotted Redectis Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: HerminiinaeP3 Number: 930555.00 MONA Number: 8401.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: 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 hardwood forests, ranging from maritime forests to northern hardwoods
Larval Host Plants: Polyphagous, with larvae reported feeding on a range of shrubs and also on crabgrass (Wagner et al., 2011)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G4 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 Redectis vitrea - White-spotted Redectis Moth

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Recorded by: Steve Hall, Jim Petranka, and Bo Sullivan on 2021-05-09
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-09-06
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-31
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-08-12
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2020-06-28
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-08-24
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2019-06-24
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-05-31
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-05-31
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-05-23
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-09-04
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2018-08-22
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-08-15
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Kyle Kittelberger on 2017-10-05
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf on 2015-06-05
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Lenny Lampel on 2015-06-05
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2014-06-14
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-05-24
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: j.wyche on 2013-08-26
Gates Co.
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Recorded by: T. DeSantis on 2009-06-18
Camden Co.
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