Moths of North Carolina
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Idia lubricalis (Geyer, 1832) - Glossy Black Idia Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: HerminiinaeP3 Number: 930482.00 MONA Number: 8334.00
Comments: One of eighteen species recorded in North America (Lafontaine and Schmidt, 2010), twelve of which are found in North Carolina.
Species Status: This is likely a complex of three or more species, based both on size differences and DNA barcoding
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONATechnical Description, Adults: Forbes (1954)                                                                                 
Adult Structural Features: Belongs to Forbes' subgenus Pseudaglossa, characterized by long palps -- reaching the vertex -- and with the third segement very long, conical, and smoothly scaled (Forbes, 1954).
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: Woodlands and forests (Wagner et al., 2011). Adults have been seen congregating during the day inside basements and hollow trees. Our records come from a wide variety of hardwood forests.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on fungi and lichens; possibly on detritus and foliage of living plants (Wagner et al., 2011).
Observation Methods: Comes readily to bait and to blacklights
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 Idia lubricalis - Glossy Black Idia Moth

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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-06-04
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-09-13
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-07-24
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2020-06-20
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-11
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2019-08-25
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2019-06-21
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2019-06-01
Stokes Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2018-07-19
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: j.wyche on 2017-08-18
Gates Co.
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Recorded by: Lenny Lampel on 2016-07-07
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Ed Corey on 2016-06-24
Washington Co.
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Recorded by: B. Bockhahn, K. Kittelberger, P. Scharf on 2015-06-18
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: Ed Corey on 2015-06-09
Washington Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-05-25
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-05-25
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-05-20
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2014-05-16
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Ed Corey on 2013-09-07
Washington Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2013-08-27
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: F. Williams, S. Williams on 2013-08-07
Gates Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2013-07-18
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2013-07-18
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Doug Blatny / Jackie Nelson on 2011-09-10
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Doug Blatny / Jackie Nelson on 2011-09-09
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Kyle Kittelberger on 2011-07-05
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2011-06-27
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Doug Blatny / Jackie Nelson on 2011-06-25
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2010-09-20
Warren Co.
Comment: Confirmed via specimen by Bo Sullivan
Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2010-05-20
Warren Co.
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