Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFGeometridae Members: 66 NC Records

Plagodis phlogosaria (Guenée, [1858]) - Straight-lined Plagodis Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: EnnominaeTribe: AnagoginiP3 Number: 911274.00 MONA Number: 6842.00
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
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: Forests and woodlands (Wagner et al., 2001). Our records come from primarily from montane hardwood forests but also from a few sites in the Piedmont.
Larval Host Plants: Polyphagous, feeding on wide range of hardwood trees, including alder, apple, basswood, birch, cherry, hazelnut, oak, poplar, and willow (Wagner et al., 2001)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S4
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 Plagodis phlogosaria - Straight-lined Plagodis Moth

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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2021-07-21
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-06-18
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2021-05-21
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-04-13
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-07-25
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2019-06-30
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-07-09
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: B. Bockhahn, P. Scharf on 2015-07-22
Stanly Co.
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Recorded by: J. Merrill Lynch on 2015-05-10
Watauga Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2012-07-24
Cabarrus Co.
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