Moths of North Carolina
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22 NC Records

Xanthorhoe iduata (Guenée, [1858]) - No Common Name

Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: LarentiinaeTribe: XanthorhoiniP3 Number: 910214.00 MONA Number: 7371.00
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF, BOLDTechnical Description, Adults: Forbes (1948)                                                                                 
Adult Markings: The ground color is whitish gray, usually without any red or brown shading (Forbes, 1948). The median area is blackish and strongly contrasting with the ground color, especially towards the costa, often forming a roundish or squarish patch. The lines are regularly scalloped, including the subterminal, which is usually white. A pair of dark spots are located in the subterminal area just beyond the cell. The outer margin is shaded with dark gray.
Wingspan: 20-23 mm (Forbes, 1948)
Adult Structural Features: Male antennae are fully pectinate (Forbes, 1948)
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: Our records all come from Northern Hardwoods and Cove Forests
Larval Host Plants: Host plants are apparently unknown - View
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G4 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 iduata - No common name

Photos: 6

Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2023-10-12
Graham Co.
Recorded by: tom ward on 2023-09-19
Buncombe Co.
Recorded by: tom ward on 2023-08-22
Buncombe Co.
Recorded by: tom ward on 2022-05-26
Buncombe Co.
Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-09-16
Buncombe Co.
Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-05-18
Buncombe Co.