Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFGeometridae Members: 85 NC Records

Euchlaena irraria (Barnes & McDunnough, 1917) - Least-marked Euchlaena


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: EnnominaeTribe: AngeroniniP3 Number: 911164.00 MONA Number: 6739.00
Comments: One of sixteen species in this genus that occur in North America north of Mexico (Pohl et al., 2016), twelve of which have been recorded in North Carolina
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); 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
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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: North Carolina records come from bottomland hardwoods, dry sand ridges, cove forests, and mountain ridges
Larval Host Plants: Polyphagous, larval host plants include birch, dogwood, maple, meadow-sweet, oak, poplar, sweetfern, and Viburnum (Wagner et al., 2001)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S4S5
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 Euchlaena irraria - Least-marked Euchlaena

Photos: 12

Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2021-06-04
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2019-06-01
Stokes Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-05-24
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2018-05-27
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: T. Nergart on 2015-05-29
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: J. A. Anderson on 2015-05-23
Surry Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2014-05-31
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2014-05-25
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2013-06-17
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2013-06-05
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2011-05-22
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2011-05-21
Warren Co.
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