Moths of North Carolina
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17 NC Records

Xanthorhoe labradorensis (Packard, 1867) - Labrador Carpet Moth

Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: LarentiinaeTribe: XanthorhoiniP3 Number: 910211.00 MONA Number: 7368.00
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from photos showing hindwings, abdomen, or other specialized views [e.g., frons, palps, antennae, undersides].
Distribution in North Carolina
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
Habitats: Most of our records come from high elevation forests and cove forests, but we also some from riparian habitats at lower elevations along the New River.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae have been reported on Alyssum and Lobularia (Robinson et al., 2010), but these genera are not native to North America and are doubtfully established in North Carolina. Other members of the Brassicaceae seem more likely to be used here but host plants in general need to be determined for this species.
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.

 Photo Gallery for Xanthorhoe labradorensis - Labrador Carpet Moth

Photos: 4

Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2022-09-21
Graham Co.
Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2021-10-22
Graham Co.
Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2019-10-12
Graham Co.
Recorded by: D. Blatny / J. Nelson on 2013-09-19
Ashe Co.