Moths of North Carolina
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160 NC Records

Plagodis alcoolaria (Guenée, [1858]) - Hollow-spotted Plagodis Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: EnnominaeTribe: AnagoginiP3 Number: 911277.00 MONA Number: 6844.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
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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: Forests and woodlands (Wagner et al., 2001). We have only a few records from the Coastal Plain, all from the Fall-line Sandhills, associated with xerophytic oaks. In the Piedmont, we have records from dry to mesic slopes. Mountain records come from cove forests and riparian forests at low elevations and from high elevation hardwoods and Spruce-Fir forests above 4,000'.
Larval Host Plants: Polyphagous, feeding on many hardwood trees and shrubs (Wagner et al., 2001)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
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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.
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 Photo Gallery for Plagodis alcoolaria - Hollow-spotted Plagodis Moth

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

Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-07-14
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2022-07-12
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2022-07-06
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2022-07-04
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Richard Teper on 2022-06-29
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: David George on 2021-07-29
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2021-07-22
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-07-11
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2021-06-01
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2021-06-01
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2021-05-21
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-05-05
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-01
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-04-27
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-05-16
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-05-03
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-04-19
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-29
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-13
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-30
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2019-06-28
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-05-04
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-05-01
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-04-25
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-04-16
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Owen and Pat McConnell on 2018-08-03
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-04-30
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-04-30
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-04-30
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: B. Bockhahn on 2017-05-03
Stokes Co.
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