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, BAMONA, GBIF, BOLDTechnical Description, Adults: Forbes (1954); Rings et al. (1992)                                                                                 
Adult Markings: A small, blackish Idia that is very similar in size and color to Idia rotundalis but has more conspicuous white markings on the forewing, with noticeable white spots on the costa marking the beginnings of the transverse lines. The orbicular and reniform are also usually visible as white spots that contrast strongly with the blackish ground color (Forbes, 1954). The hindwing also has noticeable pale lines crossing the dark ground color, but is less strongly banded than in Idia forbesii. The underside of the hindwing is also somewhat banded but less so than in forbesi.
Wingspan: 20 mm (Forbes, 1954)
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) - View
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 on 2023-08-18
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Stephen Dunn, Jeff Niznik on 2023-08-18
Caswell Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2023-08-18
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Dunn, Jeff Niznik on 2023-07-26
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: David George on 2023-07-21
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Jeff Niznik on 2023-07-19
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2023-07-16
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2023-06-18
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2023-06-18
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2023-06-14
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2023-06-14
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Stephen Dunn, Jeff Niznik on 2023-06-03
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2023-05-23
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2023-05-21
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Jeff Niznik on 2023-05-17
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson, Stephen Dunn on 2022-09-17
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George on 2022-08-19
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2022-07-16
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2022-06-04
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2022-05-26
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2022-05-22
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Lenny Lampel on 2022-05-11
Union Co.
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Recorded by: Jeff Niznik on 2022-05-05
Wake Co.
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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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