Moths of North Carolina
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1 NC Records

Entephria separata Troubridge, 1997 - No Common Name


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Taxonomy
Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: LarentiinaeTribe: HydriomeniniP3 Number: 910148.00 MONA Number: 7306.20
Comments: One of 44 species in this genus that occur worldwide and one of 11 that occur in North America (Troubridge, 1997). Nearctic species are mainly found in the far north and west, with only E. separata, aurata, and lagganata occurring in the East.
Species Status: Our record for separata represents a major disjunction, with the next nearest known populations occurring in the Catskills of New York and Mount Washington in New Hampshire.
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF, BOLDTechnical Description, Adults: Troubridge (1997)                                                                                 
Adult Markings: Entephria separata is a medium-sized Carpet, with slate- to brownish-gray forewings marked with the usual pattern of narrow wavy lines. The antemedian and postmedian lines are both white and scalloped and often broken into separate spots; the subterminal is also whitish and more strongly scalloped. The post-basal and postmedial areas are distinctively suffused with caramel, which should distinguish it from all of our other Carpets. Hindwings are paler gray, especially basally but becoming darker in the outer third. A dark gray postmedial line is closely followed by a light gray subterminal line, both scalloped (Troubridge, 1997). Sexes are similar.
Forewing Length: 16-17 mm
Adult Structural Features: Both male and female genitalia are distinctive, as described and illustrated by Troubridge (1997)
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Immatures and Development: Apparently not described
Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution: Known from North Carolina solely from the summit of Mt. Mitchell
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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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