Moths of North Carolina
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23 NC Records

Eulithis explanata (Walker, 1862) - White Eulithis Moth

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Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: LarentiinaeTribe: HydriomeniniP3 Number: 910042.00 MONA Number: 7206.00
Comments: One of fourteen species in this genus that occur in North America north of Mexico (Pohl et al., 2016), five of which have been recorded in North Carolina
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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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: Bogs, barrens, heathy woodlands, and forests (Wagner et al., 2001). Our records come mainly from high elevation forests, including northern hardwood and spruce-fir communities. A few also come from bogs and lakeshore habitats.
Larval Host Plants: Feeds on Blueberries (Wagner et al., 2002) - View
See also Habitat Account for General Montane Blueberry and Huckleberry Thickets
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S2S3
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.