Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFEuteliidae Members: 60 NC Records

Marathyssa basalis Walker, 1865 - Light Marathyssa Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: EuteliidaeSubfamily: EuteliinaeP3 Number: 931104.00 MONA Number: 8956.00
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 on Rhus and Toxicodendron (Robinson et al., 2010)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Sumac Thickets and Poison Ivy Tangles
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 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 Marathyssa basalis - Light Marathyssa Moth

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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-05-16
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-05-16
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-03-30
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-03-13
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Michael P. Morales on 2017-02-24
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Michael P. Morales on 2017-02-24
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-05-23
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: L. Amos on 2014-05-16
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2011-04-24
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2011-04-08
Beaufort Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2011-04-08
Beaufort Co.
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Recorded by: Taylor Piephoff on 2010-04-08
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Newman, RAndy on 2006-04-11
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Newman, RAndy on 2006-04-11
Carteret Co.
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