Moths of North Carolina
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Euchlaena tigrinaria (Guenée, [1858]) - Mottled Euchlaena


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: EnnominaeTribe: AngeroniniP3 Number: 911162.00 MONA Number: 6737.00
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
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
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: North Carolina records come from montane forests, including hardwoods and Spruce-Fir
Larval Host Plants: Polyphagous, larval hosts include birch, hazelnut, oak, poplar, serviceberry, willow and probably many other hardwood trees and shrubs; pine is also included (Wagner et a., 2001)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Montane Forests
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S4
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 Euchlaena tigrinaria - Mottled Euchlaena

Photos: 7

Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-06-13
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2019-07-04
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-06-25
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-06-24
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: B. Bockhahn, K. Kittelberger, P. Scharf on 2015-06-18
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: B. Bockhahn, P. Scharf, K. Kittelberger on 2015-06-18
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: B. Bockhahn, P. Scharf, P, K. Kittelberger on 2014-06-09
Avery Co.
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