Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFGeometridae Members: 12 NC Records

Timandra amaturaria Walker, 1866 - Cross-lined Wave Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: SterrhinaeTribe: TimandriniP3 Number: 910555.00 MONA Number: 7147.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984; as Calothysanis amaturaria); 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: We have several records from river shorelines, with others from upland fields or residential areas
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on Buckwheat, Dock, and Knotweed, all members of the Polygonaceae (Wagner, 2005)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Successional Fields and Forblands
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S3S4
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 Timandra amaturaria - Cross-lined Wave Moth

Photos: 5

Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-09-11
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2019-08-10
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields and Hunter Phillips on 2017-08-04
Tyrrell Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields and Hunter Phillips on 2017-08-04
Tyrrell Co.
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Recorded by: Doug Blatny/Jackie Nelson on 2012-05-23
Ashe Co.
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