Moths of North Carolina
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408 NC Records

Eusarca confusaria Hübner, [1813] - Confused Eusarca Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: EnnominaeTribe: OurapteryginiP3 Number: 911384.00 MONA Number: 6941.00
Comments: One of sixteen species in this genus that occur in North America north of Mexico (Pohl et al., 2016), three of which have been recorded in North Carolina
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF, BOLD                                                                                 
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: Fields and coastal strand communities (Wagner, 2005). Our records come from both open habitats, including Longleaf Pine communities and old fields, but also from a wide range of forested habitats, from Coastal Plain swamps to Northern Hardwoods at high elevations.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on a number of Composites, including asters, dandelions, and goldenrods; also reported on clover (Wagner, 2005) - View
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See also Habitat Account for General Forests and Fields
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 Eusarca confusaria - Confused Eusarca Moth

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

Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2023-10-10
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2023-10-01
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2023-09-30
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: R. Teper, David George on 2023-09-25
Caswell Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka, Becky Elkin, Ivanna Knox, Marietta Shattelroe and Avery Young on 2023-09-21
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2023-09-19
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2023-09-16
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Jeff Niznik on 2023-09-16
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Stephen Dunn, Jeff Niznik on 2023-09-15
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2023-09-10
Wilson Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2023-09-10
Wilson Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Jeff Niznik on 2023-09-04
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Andrew W. Jones on 2023-08-24
Polk Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2023-07-27
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2023-06-24
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Terrell Tucker on 2023-06-19
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2023-06-18
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2023-06-18
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2023-06-14
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka, Chuck Smith on 2023-06-09
Alleghany Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Jeff Niznik on 2023-06-06
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Stephen Dunn, Jeff Niznik on 2023-06-03
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2023-06-03
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Dunn on 2023-05-31
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2023-05-23
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Dunn on 2023-05-21
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2022-10-05
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2022-09-19
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2022-09-04
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Richard Teper on 2022-06-16
Macon Co.
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