Moths of North Carolina
Scientific Name:
Common Name:
Family (Alpha):
« »
View PDFGeometridae Members:
Pero Members:
322 NC Records

Pero ancetaria (Hübner, 1806) - Hubner's Pero Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: EnnominaeTribe: AzelininiP3 Number: 911179.00 MONA Number: 6748.00 MONA Synonym: Pero hubneraria
Comments: One of nineteen species in this genus that occur in North America north of Mexico (Poole, 1987; Pohl et al., 2016), four of which have been recorded in North Carolina
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984; as Pero hubneraria)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF                                                                                 
Adult Markings: The ground color of the forewings is dark, maroon brown; the subterminal area is pale but mottled with darker patches. Brown individuals of Pero honestaria are similar, but lack the mottling in the subterminal area (Poole, 1987). Individuals of Pero morrisonia are also similar, possessing mottled subterminal areas, but show a contrast in the median area of the forewings between the light brown costa and the darker inner area (Poole, 1987).
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)

Click on graph to enlarge
Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Associated with forests, woodlands, and wooded swamps (Wagner et al., 2001). North Carolina records come from maritime forests, Longleaf Pine flatwoods and savannas, riverine and non-riverine swamp forests, peatlands, dry sand ridges, mesic hardwood forests, cove forests, and high elevation forests.
Larval Host Plants: Polyphagous on hardwood trees and shrubs, including alder, birch, and willow (Wagner et al., 2001)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Forests and Shrublands
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.
Comments:

 Photo Gallery for Pero ancetaria - Hubner's Pero Moth

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

Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-07-21
Madison Co.
Comment:
Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-07-14
Madison Co.
Comment:
Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-07-09
Madison Co.
Comment:
Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-04-21
Madison Co.
Comment:
Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-04-16
Madison Co.
Comment:
Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-03-31
Madison Co.
Comment:
Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-09-19
Madison Co.
Comment:
Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-09-09
Buncombe Co.
Comment:
Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-09-02
Madison Co.
Comment:
Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-07-14
Madison Co.
Comment:
Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-07-06
Madison Co.
Comment:
Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-07-03
Buncombe Co.
Comment:
Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2021-05-21
Madison Co.
Comment:
Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-04-28
Madison Co.
Comment:
Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-04-20
Madison Co.
Comment:
Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-04-11
Madison Co.
Comment:
Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-04-08
Madison Co.
Comment:
Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-03-26
Madison Co.
Comment:
Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-01
Madison Co.
Comment:
Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-07-24
Madison Co.
Comment:
Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-05-03
Madison Co.
Comment:
Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-04-24
Madison Co.
Comment:
Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2020-04-11
Buncombe Co.
Comment:
Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-04-08
Madison Co.
Comment:
Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-02-17
Onslow Co.
Comment:
Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2019-07-27
Onslow Co.
Comment:
Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2019-04-10
Buncombe Co.
Comment:
Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-04-08
Madison Co.
Comment:
Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2018-09-10
Buncombe Co.
Comment:
Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-09-05
Madison Co.
Comment: