Moths of North Carolina
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346 NC Records

Iridopsis larvaria (Guenée, [1858]) - Bent-line Gray Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: EnnominaeTribe: BoarmiiniP3 Number: 911007.00 MONA Number: 6588.00
Comments: One of 20 species in this genus that occur in North America north of Mexico, seven of which have been recorded in North Carolina. In Rindge's 1966 revision of this group, 18 were placed in Anacamptodes, which he recognized as possibly representing the same genus as Iridopsis, and two in Iridopsis itself.
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984; as Anacamptodes larvaria); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF, BOLD                                                                                 
Adult Markings: A medium sized member of this genus, with a pale grayish ground color, lightly shaded with tan or orange brown before the antemeidan and following the postmedian, but not with the darker reddish brown found in other members of this genus. The postmedian is also more even than in the other species, with stronger bulges at M2 and C2 but smoother in between.
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: Virtually all of our records come from forests
Larval Host Plants: Larvae are very polyphagous, feeding on wide variety of woody and herbaceous plants (Wagner, 2005) - View
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
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 Iridopsis larvaria - Bent-line Gray Moth

93 photos are available. Only the most recent 30 are shown.

Recorded by: Andrew W. Jones on 2023-09-08
Macon Co.
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Recorded by: Marilyn Westphal on 2023-09-03
Henderson Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2023-08-27
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Andrew W. Jones on 2023-08-24
Polk Co.
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Recorded by: Lenny Lampel on 2023-08-17
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2023-08-17
Watauga Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2023-08-17
Watauga Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Stephen Dunn, Jeff Niznik on 2023-08-10
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka, Becky Elkin and Bo Sullivan on 2023-08-08
Wilkes Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Stephen Dunn, Jeff Niznik on 2023-07-31
Macon Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Stephen Dunn, Jeff Niznik, Rich Teper, Becky Watkins on 2023-07-30
Swain Co.
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Recorded by: David George on 2023-07-29
Swain Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Stephen Dunn, Jeff Niznik on 2023-07-06
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka, David George on 2023-06-30
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2023-06-28
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2023-06-18
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Dunn on 2023-06-18
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George on 2023-06-16
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2023-04-28
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2023-04-20
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Stephen Dunn, Jeff Niznik on 2023-04-19
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Stephen Dunn, Jeff Niznik on 2023-04-13
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2023-04-11
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2023-04-07
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2023-04-06
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Stephen Dunn on 2023-04-05
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2022-08-24
Clay Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2022-08-22
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-08-15
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L.M. Carlson, Becky Watkins on 2022-08-14
Avery Co.
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