Moths of North Carolina
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73 NC Records

Aethalura intertexta (Walker, 1860) - Four-Barred Gray Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: EnnominaeTribe: BoarmiiniP3 Number: 910988.00 MONA Number: 6570.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF, BOLD                                                                                 
Wingspan: 2.1 - 2.5 cm (Covell, 1984)
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) ‚Č• 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 alder and birch (Wagner et al., 2001). Heppner (2003) also lists columbine, elm, honeysuckle, oak, poplar, privet, and willow. Which of these host plants is used in North Carolina is unknown. - View
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See also Habitat Account for General Montane Mesic Forests
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S4S5
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 Aethalura intertexta - Four-Barred Gray Moth

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Recorded by: Emily Stanley on 2024-05-17
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2024-04-20
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2023-04-28
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-06-11
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2022-05-08
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-06-01
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2021-05-21
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2020-07-22
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2019-06-19
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-05-28
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2018-06-22
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2016-06-14
Ashe 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 2013-05-01
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: Doug Blatny / Jackie Nelson on 2011-06-08
Ashe Co.
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