Moths of North Carolina
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Plagodis pulveraria (Linnaeus, 1758) - American Barred Umber Moth

Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: EnnominaeTribe: AnagoginiP3 Number: 911275.00 MONA Number: 6836.00
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984; as Anagoga occiduaria); 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
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: Barrens, woodlands, forests, and wetlands (Wagner et al., 2001). Our records come from high elevation forests, cove forests, riparian forests, and rock outcrops in the Mountains. Our few records from the Piedmont come from seeps.
Larval Host Plants: Polyphagous, with larvae feeding on many species of hardwood trees and shrubs as well as Hemlock and Fir
See also Habitat Account for General Forests and Shrublands
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S4S5
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.

 Photo Gallery for Plagodis pulveraria - American Barred Umber Moth

Photos: 8

Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2021-07-22
Graham Co.
Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-05-26
Buncombe Co.
Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2018-07-17
Graham Co.
Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-07-14
Madison Co.
Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2015-08-21
Cabarrus Co.
Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2015-08-11
Cherokee Co.
Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2015-08-11
Cherokee Co.
Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2013-05-02
Transylvania Co.