Moths of North Carolina
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2 NC Records

Epirrita autumnata (Borkhausen, 1794) - Autumnal Moth

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Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: LarentiinaeTribe: OperophteriniP3 Number: 910278.00 MONA Number: 7433.00
Field Guide Descriptions: Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
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: Forests and woodlands (Wagner et al., 2001). Our two records probably come from cove forests.
Larval Host Plants: Polyphagous, feeding on many woody species of trees and shrubs, conifers in addition to hardwoods (Wagner et al., 2001).
See also Habitat Account for General Montane Forests
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 SU
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.