Moths of North Carolina
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22 NC Records

Idaea furciferata (Packard, 1873) - Notch-winged Wave Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: SterrhinaeTribe: SterrhiniP3 Number: 910514.00 MONA Number: 7108.00
Comments: One of thirty species in this genus that occur in North America north of Mexico (Pohl et al., 2016). Thirteen have been recorded in North Carolina.
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984)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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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 mainly from fairly dry, open habitats. In the Coastal Plain, we have records from sandhill habitats; in the Piedmont, we have records both from mafic barrens, glades, Piedmont Longleaf glades, and dry monadnock forests; in the Mountains, our records come from lakeshore and residential areas.
Larval Host Plants: Host plants appear to be unknown
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Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G4 [S3S4]
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 Idaea furciferata - Notch-winged Wave Moth

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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-06-24
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2022-06-20
Caswell Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-07-08
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-07-04
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-06-20
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-07-09
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-06-23
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2013-06-15
Cabarrus Co.
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