Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFGeometridae Members: 27 NC Records

Xanthotype rufaria Swett, 1918 - Rufous Geometer Moth


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Taxonomy
Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: EnnominaeTribe: AngeroniniP3 Number: 911167.00 MONA Number: 6742.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable only by close inspection of structural features or by DNA analysis.
Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution:
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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 open, herb-dominated wetlands, shrubby peatlands, and both bottomland and dry stands of hardwoods in the Coastal Plain and from cove forests and high elevation forests in the mountains.
Larval Host Plants: Apparently not recorded (Rindge, 1978)
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Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: [GNR] S3S4
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.
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