Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFGeometridae Members: 12 NC Records

Probole nepiasaria (Walker, 1860) - Heath Probole Moth

Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: EnnominaeTribe: AnagoginiP3 Number: 911271.00 MONA Number: 6839.00
Field Guide Descriptions: 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: Our records come from both mesic and dry habitats in the Mountains and from a dry monadnock forest in the Piedmont
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on heaths, including azaleas and Mountain Laurel (Wagner et al., 2001)
See also Habitat Account for General Upland Heath Thickets
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR [S2S4]
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 Photo Gallery for Probole nepiasaria - Heath Probole Moth

Photos: 7

Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-05-26
Madison Co.
Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2021-05-17
Graham Co.
Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2020-06-14
Yancey Co.
Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-05-18
Madison Co.
Recorded by: Stephen Hall and Ed Corey on 2016-09-10
Orange Co.
Recorded by: Stephen Hall and Ed Corey on 2016-09-10
Orange Co.
Recorded by: Doug Blatny / Jackie Nelson on 2012-05-21
Ashe Co.