Moths of North Carolina
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49 NC Records

Spaelotis clandestina (Harris, 1841) - Clandestine Dart Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NoctuidaeSubfamily: NoctuinaeTribe: NoctuiniP3 Number: 933554.00 MONA Number: 10926.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF, BOLD                                                                                 
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) ‚Č• 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Fields, forest edges, and other mainly open areas (Wagner et al., 2011)
Larval Host Plants: Polyphagous, feeding on both herbs and woody plants, including many crop species (Wagner et al., 2011) - View
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See also Habitat Account for General Forests and Fields
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S3S4
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 Spaelotis clandestina - Clandestine Dart Moth

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Recorded by: B. Bockhahn, P. Scharf, K. Kittelberger on 2015-06-18
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf,B. Bockhahn, K. Kittelberger on 2015-06-17
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf,B. Bockhahn, K. Kittelberger on 2015-06-17
Avery Co.
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