Moths of North Carolina
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Comachara cadburyi Franclemont, 1939 - Cadbury's Mystique


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NoctuidaeSubfamily: AcronictinaeP3 Number: 931499.00 MONA Number: 8104.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalistTechnical Description, Adults: Forbes (1954)Technical Description, Immature Stages: Wagner et al. (2006)                                                                                 
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) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Found across the range of Nyssa species, from deep swamps and blackwater alluvial forests in the Coastal Plain to dry ridges in the Piedmont and Mountains
Larval Host Plants: Stenophagous, feeding on species of Black Gum (Nyssa spp.) (Wagner et al., 2011)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for Gum and Tupelo Forests
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR S4
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 Comachara cadburyi - Cadbury's Mystique

Photos: 15

Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-05-14
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-05-02
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-04-24
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-04-08
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-04-27
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-04-27
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner & Vin Stanton on 2019-04-13
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner & Vin Stanton on 2019-04-13
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn on 2017-05-02
Stokes Co.
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Recorded by: F. Williams, S. Williams on 2015-05-17
Alleghany Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2015-04-17
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: J.B. Sullivan on 2013-06-08
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2011-04-25
Warren Co.
Comment: Confirmed via specimen by Bo Sullivan
Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2011-04-24
Warren Co.
Comment: Confirmed via specimen by Bo Sullivan
Recorded by: T. DeSantis on 2010-05-23
Camden Co.
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