Moths of North Carolina
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Symmerista albifrons (J.E. Smith, 1797) - White-headed Prominent



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Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NotodontidaeSubfamily: NystalinaeP3 Number: 930127.00 MONA Number: 7951.00
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: We have records from most types of hardwood forests but with the majority from bottomlands or mesic slopes.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on members of the Fagaceae, including Beech, Chestnut, and Oak (Wagner, 2005)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Oak-Hickory Forests
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
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 Symmerista albifrons - White-headed Prominent

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

Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2021-08-21
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2021-08-12
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-08-11
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-04-06
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-04-05
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-04-04
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-04-04
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-04-04
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-03-26
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-03-26
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-03-25
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-03-23
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-03-22
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2021-03-11
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-03-29
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-08-10
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-08-10
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2019-04-16
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-04-12
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-04-12
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2019-04-10
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2019-04-10
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2019-03-29
Madison Co.
Comment: Determined by J.B. Sullivan based on dissection.
Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2016-03-17
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2016-03-17
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2016-03-11
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: j.wyche on 2016-03-09
Gates Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2015-04-09
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: L. Amos on 2014-03-21
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2013-10-08
Warren Co.
Comment: Could be either Symmerista albifrons or S. canicosta, both of which were recorded as adults in this area.