Moths of North Carolina
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Scopula limboundata (Haworth, 1809) - Large Lace-border Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: SterrhinaeTribe: ScopuliniP3 Number: 910567.00 MONA Number: 7159.00
Comments: One of 26 species in this genus that occur in North America north of Mexico (Pohl et al., 2016), seven of which have been recorded in North Carolina
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONATechnical Description, Adults: Covell (1970)                                                                                 
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
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Larval Host Plants: Polyphagous, feeding on many species of hardwood trees and shrubs, as well as forbs. Species listed by Wagner (2005) are Blackberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Chokeberry, Dandelion, Elm, Rhododendron, Shrubby Cinquefoil, and Sweet Pepperbush.
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Forests and Shrublands
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 Scopula limboundata - Large Lace-border Moth

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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-09-19
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2021-09-14
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-09-14
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2021-09-03
Durham 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 2021-08-25
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2021-08-22
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-08-13
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-08-01
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2021-07-10
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-06-26
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David George on 2021-06-26
Richmond Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-06-20
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David George on 2021-06-18
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-06-06
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-06-04
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-05-31
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2021-05-31
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-05-27
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-05-27
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-05-27
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-05-26
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-05-20
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall, Jim Petranka, and Bo Sullivan on 2021-05-09
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-09-22
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson and Christine Eason on 2020-09-20
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-09-12
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Chantal Taunton on 2020-09-11
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-09-07
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-09-02
Guilford Co.
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