Moths of North Carolina
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Idia julia (Barnes & McDunnough, 1918) - No Common Name


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: HerminiinaeP3 Number: 930476.00 MONA Number: 8328.00
Comments: One of eighteen species recorded in North America (Lafontaine and Schmidt, 2010), twelve of which are found in North Carolina.
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONATechnical Description, Adults: Forbes (1954); Rings et al. (1992)                                                                                 
Adult Structural Features: Belongs to Forbes' subgenus Pseudaglossa, characterized by long palps -- reaching the vertex -- and with the third segment very long, conical, and smoothly scaled (Forbes, 1954).
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from photos showing hindwings, abdomen, or other specialized views [e.g., frons, palps, antennae, undersides].
Distribution in North Carolina
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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: We have records from a wide variety of forested and open habitats, including maritime forests, peatlands, savannas, bottomland hardwoods, mesic slopes, and dry upland woodlands.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on dead leaves and other detritus (Wagner et al., 2011)
Observation Methods: Comes well to bait and to blacklights
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Forests and Fields
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR S5
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.
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 Photo Gallery for Idia julia - No common name

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Recorded by: Stephen Hall, Ed Corey, Jim Petranka, Becky Elkin, Tom Howard, Carol Tingley, Brian Bockhahn, and Van Cotter on 2021-09-29
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: David George on 2021-08-25
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2021-08-09
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George on 2021-07-29
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: David George on 2021-07-22
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-07-20
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-09-07
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-07-13
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-06-17
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-05-16
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2019-08-31
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-02
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2019-06-01
Stokes Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2019-05-19
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2019-05-19
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-05-11
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-05-11
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2019-05-05
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2018-08-17
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2018-08-17
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-06-03
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-05-20
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-05-20
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Amanda Auxier on 2017-08-23
Pender Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall and Ed Corey on 2016-10-01
Bladen Co.
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Recorded by: Lenny Lampel on 2016-05-12
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2015-10-08
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2015-08-10
Cherokee Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2015-07-14
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2015-07-08
Orange Co.
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