Moths of North Carolina
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228 NC Records

Idaea demissaria (Hübner, [1831]) - Red-Bordered Wave Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: SterrhinaeTribe: SterrhiniP3 Number: 910523.00 MONA Number: 7114.00
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); 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: The vast majority of our records for this species come from open, herb-dominated sites. Most come from savannas, flatwoods, and sandridge habitats int the Coastal Plain, although we none from maritime dunes. In the Piedmont, records come from open boggy habitats, mafic glades, dry woodlands, and lakeshores. Mountain records also come from both lakeshores, wet meadows, and dry woodlands.
Larval Host Plants: Host plants are apparently unrecorded
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Successional Fields and Forblands
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 Idaea demissaria - Red-Bordered Wave Moth

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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2022-09-21
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Ed Corey on 2022-09-17
Martin Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2022-09-13
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2022-09-09
Alleghany Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Becky Watkins on 2022-09-09
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2022-09-04
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka, Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2022-08-29
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka, Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2022-08-28
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L.M. Carlson, Becky Watkins on 2022-06-09
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George on 2022-06-08
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2022-06-05
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2022-06-04
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-05-30
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Michael P. Morales on 2022-05-28
Sampson Co.
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Recorded by: Michael P. Morales on 2022-05-28
Sampson Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2022-05-28
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2022-05-21
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2022-05-15
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Salman Abdulali on 2021-09-06
Pitt Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-09-04
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2021-09-03
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2021-08-27
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-08-20
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2021-07-21
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka, Bo Sullivan and Steve Hall on 2021-06-08
Scotland Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka, Bo Sullivan and Steve Hall on 2021-06-07
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-06-01
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-05-20
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka, Bo Sullivan and Steve Hall on 2021-05-10
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-09-12
Durham Co.
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