[ncsc-moths] Re: Buncombe County 6/6

  • From: Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: ncsc-moths@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 21:22:00 -0400

Hi All,

I believe that both X dolosa and X c-nigrum occur in NC. The best way to
separate them is by size, with dolosa being larger. I also think there is a
habitat difference between the two, with c-nigrum being more of a mesic
woodland species.


On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 6:31 AM, <vinstanton@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi All,
> Imaged this moth this morning and believe it is H10942.1        Xestia
> dolosa, Greater Black-letter Dart Moth.
> Bug Guide says there are two closely related species (X. nigrum), which can
> be seperate by region..
> Yes?
> Vin
> Asheville, WNC

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