Moths of North Carolina
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Lochmaeus manteo Doubleday, 1841 - Variable Oakleaf Caterpillar Moth



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Taxonomy
Family: Notodontidae Subfamily: Heterocampinae Tribe: P3 Number: 930090.00 MONA Number: 7998.00                                                                                  
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide                                                                                  
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Larvae ID Requirements: Identifiable only through rearing to adulthood.
Distribution in North Carolina
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
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RegionGuild
Southern Outer Coastal Plain General Wet-Dry Hardwood Forests
Northern Outer Coastal Plain General Wet-Dry Hardwood Forests
Fall-line Sandhills General Wet-Dry Hardwood Forests
Eastern Piedmont General Wet-Dry Hardwood Forests
Western Piedmont General Wet-Dry Hardwood Forests
Southern Mountains General Wet-Dry Hardwood Forests
Northern Mountains General Wet-Dry Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
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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 Lochmaeus manteo - Variable Oakleaf Caterpillar Moth

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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2018-07-14
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-07-09
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-05-22
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-05-22
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-05-22
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2017-08-17
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2017-06-03
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf, B.Bockhahn, C.Mitchell on 2015-06-05
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf, B.Bockhahn, C.Mitchell on 2015-06-05
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: B. Bockhahn, P. Scharf, K. Kittelberger on 2014-09-17
Vance Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2014-08-25
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-05-26
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-05-20
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-05-07
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-05-04
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-05-03
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-05-03
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-04-25
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2013-12-18
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Doug Blatny/Jackie Nelson on 2012-07-13
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2012-07-13
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2012-07-13
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2012-06-22
Warren Co.
Comment: Photos confirmed by Bo Sullivan
Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2012-06-22
Warren Co.
Comment: Photos confirmed by Bo Sullivan
Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2011-08-04
Warren Co.
Comment: Confirmed via specimen by Bo Sullivan
Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2011-06-11
Warren Co.
Comment: Confirmed via specimen by Bo Sullivan
Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2009-09-02
Warren Co.
Comment: Confirmed via specimen by Bo Sullivan