Moths of North Carolina
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35 NC Records

Euchlaena serrata (Drury, 1770) - Saw-wing Moth

Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: EnnominaeTribe: AngeroniniP3 Number: 911149.00 MONA Number: 6724.00
Comments: One of sixteen species in this genus that occur in North America north of Mexico (Pohl et al., 2016), twelve of which have been recorded in North Carolina
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF, BOLD                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
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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: Our records all come from hardwood forests, including some from high elevations and others from below 2,000'
Larval Host Plants: Covell (1984) lists Apple, Blueberry, and Maple as host plants - View
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S3S4
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.

 Photo Gallery for Euchlaena serrata - Saw-wing Moth

Photos: 4

Recorded by: Richard Teper on 2022-06-29
Avery Co.
Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2019-06-07
Graham Co.
Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-06-20
Madison Co.
Recorded by: Doug Blatny, Jackie Nelson on 2010-09-04
Ashe Co.