Moths of North Carolina
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122 NC Records

Idaea violacearia (Walker, 1861) - Violaceous Wave


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: SterrhinaeTribe: SterrhiniP3 Number: 910529.00 MONA Number: 7120.00
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: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution:
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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: Nearly all of our records come from Longleaf Pine-dominated savannas, flatwoods, and sand hills. One historic record exists for the Piedmont and our few Mountain records come from a cedar barren, lakeshore, and cove forests.
Larval Host Plants: Host plants are apparently 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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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2021-06-07
Moore Co.
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