Moths of North Carolina
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Leucania adjuta (Grote, 1874) - Adjutant Wainscot Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NoctuidaeSubfamily: NoctuinaeTribe: LeucaniiniP3 Number: 932960.00 MONA Number: 10456.00 MONA Synonym: Leucania juncicola
Comments: One of 30 species in this genus that occur in North America north of Mexico (Lafontaine and Schmidt, 2010; Lafontaine and Schmidt, 2015), 16 of which have been recorded in North Carolina. Previously included in Subfamily Hadeninae but moved to the much expanded Noctuinae by Lafontaine and Schmidt. They also included it in Tribe Leucaniini along with Mythimna.
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist                                                                                 
Wingspan: 35 mm (Forbes, 1954, as juncicola)
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from photos showing hindwings, abdomen, or other specialized views [e.g., frons, palps, antennae, undersides].
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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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 Leucania adjuta - Adjutant Wainscot Moth

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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-05-25
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-05-24
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-05-16
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-05-14
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2020-05-04
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-05-01
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Kyle Kittelberger on 2020-04-23
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-04-09
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-04-07
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-03-26
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-03-14
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-03-11
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2019-11-22
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2019-10-24
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-10-22
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2019-10-07
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-09-27
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-09-18
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2019-09-15
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-09-01
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-08-18
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2019-07-31
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-07-26
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: L. M. Carlson on 2019-07-24
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-05
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-04
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-07-03
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-07-03
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-22
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-22
Guilford Co.
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