Moths of North Carolina
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Iridopsis larvaria (Guenée, [1858]) - Bent-line Gray Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: EnnominaeTribe: BoarmiiniP3 Number: 911007.00 MONA Number: 6588.00
Comments: One of 20 species in this genus that occur in North America north of Mexico, seven of which have been recorded in North Carolina. In Rindge's 1966 revision of this group, 18 were placed in Anacamptodes, which he recognized as possibly representing the same genus as Iridopsis, and two in Iridopsis itself.
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984; as Anacamptodes larvaria); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
Adult Markings: A medium sized member of this genus, with a pale grayish ground color, lightly shaded with tan or orange brown before the antemeidan and following the postmedian, but not with the darker reddish brown found in other members of this genus. The postmedian is also more even than in the other species, with stronger bulges at M2 and C2 but smoother in between.
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: Virtually all of our records come from forests
Larval Host Plants: Larvae are very polyphagous, feeding on wide variety of woody and herbaceous plants (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 Iridopsis larvaria - Bent-line Gray Moth

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Recorded by: Stephen Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2021-09-14
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2021-08-27
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-08-25
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2021-07-21
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-07-16
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-06-29
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2021-05-16
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-05-15
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-04-26
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-29
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-08
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-01
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2020-07-31
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-05-24
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-04-19
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-03-29
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2019-08-06
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-05-01
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2018-08-09
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2018-08-07
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2018-08-05
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2018-07-18
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-07-14
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-06-18
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2018-05-10
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-05-04
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2017-08-17
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall and Ed Corey on 2017-05-17
Surry Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2016-08-02
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2016-08-01
Ashe Co.
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