Moths of North Carolina
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Entephria lagganata Taylor, 1908 - No Common Name

Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: LarentiinaeTribe: HydriomeniniP3 Number: 910144.00 MONA Number: 7303.00
Comments: One of 44 species in this genus that occur worldwide and one of 11 that occur in North America (Troubridge, 1997). Nearctic species in this genus are mainly found in the far north and west, with only E. separata, aurata, and lagganata recorded in the East.
Species Status: Our record for lagganata represents a major disjunction, with the next nearest known populations occurring in Ohio and the center of its range located in western Canada (Moth Photographers Group, 2019. The type locality is Laggan, Alberta, from elevations ranging from 5,700 to 7,000 ft (Taylor, 1907)
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF, BOLD                                                                                 
Adult Markings: The markings are a pale yellowish brown. The crosslines are very fine and the central and submarginal areas are not noticeably darker than the rest of the wing (Taylor, 1907).
Distribution in North Carolina
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Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ‚Č• 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Larval Host Plants: The hosts are apparently undocumented. - View
See also Habitat Account for Spruce-Fir Forests
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status: [SR]
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR [SH]
State Protection:
Comments: Like Entephria separata, this species appears to be an extreme Pleistocene relict, recorded at only a single high elevation site in North Carolina and, again like separata, is known from only from a single specimen collected over thirty years ago. This species appears to be one of the rarest of the rare moths of North Carolina and one of the most likely to be imperiled by global climate change if, in fact, it still exists in this state.

 Photo Gallery for Entephria lagganata - No common name

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Recorded by: Tom Neal on 1988-07-07
Mitchell Co.