Moths of North Carolina
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Glena cribrataria (Guenée, [1858]) - Dotted Gray Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: EnnominaeTribe: BoarmiiniP3 Number: 910864.00 MONA Number: 6449.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
Adult Markings: The ground color of the wings is pale whitish gray (Rindge, 1965). The lines consist of prominent black spots along the veins, with those on the postmedian and terminal most complete; the antemedian and median lines are represented mainly by dots on the costa, cubital and anal veins. A series of paired black dots runs down the dorsal surface of the abdomen.
Wingspan: 12-15 mm, males; 13-15 mm females (Rindge, 1965)
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: Our records come from both forests, heathlands, and other habitats with woody species
Larval Host Plants: Larvae are broadly polyphagous on trees and shrubs (Wagner, 2005)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Forests and Shrublands
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S5
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 Glena cribrataria - Dotted Gray Moth

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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-03
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2019-05-24
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2018-05-13
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2018-05-06
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2017-07-25
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: F. Williams, S. Williams on 2017-05-16
Surry Co.
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Recorded by: Lenny Lampel on 2017-04-28
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: B. Bockhahn, P. Scharf, S. Hall on 2015-07-22
Stanly Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2015-07-20
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2015-06-03
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: T. Nergart on 2015-05-17
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Ed Corey on 2015-05-16
Alleghany Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2014-08-07
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: L. Amos on 2014-05-28
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Bio-Blitz Participants on 2014-05-13
Burke Co.
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Recorded by: T. Nergart on 2014-05-10
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: ASH on 2013-05-28
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf, B.Bockhahn on 2012-04-11
Halifax Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2011-04-21
Beaufort Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2011-04-09
Beaufort Co.
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