Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFGeometridae Members: 35 NC Records

Cepphis decoloraria (Hulst, 1886) - Dark Scallop Moth

Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: EnnominaeTribe: AnagoginiP3 Number: 911267.00 MONA Number: 6834.00
Field Guide Descriptions: Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
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: The majority of our records come from bottomlands, swamp forests, and bogs. Even our sandhill records come from streamhead forests and we have none from dry or open habitats.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on birch, blackberry, cherry, and probably other species of hardwood trees and shrubs (Wagner et al., 2001)
See also Habitat Account for General Wet Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G4 S3S4
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.

 Photo Gallery for Cepphis decoloraria - Dark Scallop Moth

Photos: 3

Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2021-05-09
Graham Co.
Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-04-14
Wake Co.
Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2019-06-18
Graham Co.