Moths of North Carolina
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9 NC Records

Epirrita autumnata (Borkhausen, 1794) - Autumnal Moth

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, BOLD                                                                                 
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) ‚Č• 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). - View
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.

 Photo Gallery for Epirrita autumnata - Autumnal Moth

Photos: 3

Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2023-11-09
Transylvania Co.
Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2023-10-24
Graham Co.
Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2023-10-24
Graham Co.