Moths of North Carolina
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Cissusa spadix (Cramer, [1780]) - Black-dotted Brown Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: ErebinaeTribe: MelipotiniP3 Number: 930864.00 MONA Number: 8592.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist                                                                                 
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:
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed mainly on Oaks, including Red, White, and Live; may also feed on Hickories and other species during outbreaks (Wagner et al., 2011)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Oak-Hickory Forests
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G4 [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 Cissusa spadix - Black-dotted Brown Moth

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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-04-07
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-04-03
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2020-03-27
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-03-25
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-03-21
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-03-16
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-03-13
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-03-10
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-04-11
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-04-09
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-04-03
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-04-03
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-03-30
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-03-24
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-03-10
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-03-10
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-04-02
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-04-02
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jackie Nelson / Doug Blatny on 2013-04-15
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2012-03-23
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: T. DeSantis on 2010-04-07
Camden Co.
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Recorded by: Taylor Piephoff on 2007-01-05
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: S. Hall on 2000-03-22
Moore Co.
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