Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFGeometridae Members: 452 NC Records

Ectropis crepuscularia ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Small Engrailed Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: EnnominaeTribe: BoarmiiniP3 Number: 911016.00 MONA Number: 6597.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from photos showing hindwings, abdomen, or other specialized views [e.g., frons, palps, antennae, undersides].
Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution:
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 vast majority of our records come from forests, almost all hardwoods bur with a few records from the summit of Mt. Mitchell, where spruce-fir forests dominate
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on a wide variety of woody plants, including some conifers in addition to hardwoods (Wagner, 2005)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 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 Ectropis crepuscularia - Small Engrailed Moth

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Recorded by: David George on 2021-08-04
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-06-05
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2021-05-18
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-05-15
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-02
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-04-28
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-04-19
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-04-09
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-04-04
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2021-04-03
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-03-27
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-03-22
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-03-17
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2021-03-09
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: JIm Petranka on 2020-11-22
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-11-20
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-09-10
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-09-07
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-08-28
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-08-16
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2020-08-04
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-08-01
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-07-28
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2020-07-27
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-07-25
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2020-07-05
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-26
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2020-06-18
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-14
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-03-24
Durham Co.
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