Moths of North Carolina
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64 NC Records

Nepytia canosaria (Walker, [1863]) - False Hemlock Looper


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: EnnominaeTribe: OurapteryginiP3 Number: 911346.00 MONA Number: 6906.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIFTechnical Description, Adults: Forbes (1948)                                                                                 
Adult Markings: The ground color of this species is white, but it may be heavily dusted with gray (Forbes, 1948). The antemedian and postmedian lines are dark and strongly scalloped; in dark individuals, the lines are defined by adjoining white shading. The vertex is usually yellow in males but can be either yellow or white in females.
Wingspan: 25-30 mm (Forbes, 1948)
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)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Our records come primarily from cove forests but also from alluvial forests and at least a few high elevation outrops
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on fir, eastern hemlock, spruces, and occasionally other conifers (Maier et al., 2011)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for Hemlock Forests
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 [S4]
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 Nepytia canosaria - False Hemlock Looper

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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-10-25
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-10-14
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-10-11
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-10-08
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2021-09-13
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2021-09-10
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2021-09-04
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-07-23
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-07-14
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-11-10
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-10-28
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-10-22
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-10-15
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-10-08
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-09-14
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-09-06
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-26
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-16
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Owen and Pat McConnell on 2019-10-19
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-10-04
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-09-28
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-08-27
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-06-27
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-10-01
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-09-28
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-08-31
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2018-08-25
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2016-08-02
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Jackie Nelson / Doug Blatny on 2013-09-08
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Jackie Nelson / Doug Blatny on 2013-09-02
Ashe Co.
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