Moths of North Carolina
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Eubaphe mendica (Walker, 1854) - Beggar Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: LarentiinaeTribe: EuduliniP3 Number: 910286.00 MONA Number: 7440.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
Adult Markings: Pale yellow with two rows of dark spots plus one submarginal spot located along the middle of the outer margin (Forbes, 1948). The spot in the cell is elongated and the outer band is typically fairly wide.
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
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: Our records come almost entirely from wet-mesic hardwood forests, ranging from bottomland and mesic hardwoods in the Coastal Plain and Piedmont to cove forests and northern hardwoods in the mountains. Very few come from open habitats and even those have hardwoods close by. Virtually none come from dry-xeric habitats.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on violets (Wagner, 2005) but according to Forbes (1948, citing McDunnough) they also feed on maple.
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Wet-Mesic 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 Eubaphe mendica - Beggar Moth

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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-09-19
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-09-11
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-12
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-07-24
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2020-07-22
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-07-02
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-06-26
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-05-13
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-05-10
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-09-24
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-08-28
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-14
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2019-06-30
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Owen and Pat McConnell on 2019-06-04
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-05-18
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-05-18
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-05-06
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2018-08-27
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2018-07-18
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2018-06-19
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2018-05-27
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-05-26
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-05-14
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2017-08-12
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2017-05-16
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2016-09-01
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2016-06-14
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2016-06-05
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2016-05-31
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: T. DeSantis on 2016-05-22
Orange Co.
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