Moths of North Carolina
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65 NC Records

Venusia cambrica Curtis, 1839 - Welsh Wave Moth

Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: LarentiinaeTribe: AstheniniP3 Number: 910269.00 MONA Number: 7425.00
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
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: Almost alll of our records come from high elevation forests, i.e., above 4,000'. Only a few come from elevations below that level, at a few sites in the Great Smoky Mountains and the Amphibolites.
Larval Host Plants: Polyphagous, feeding on Mountain Ash, cherries, serviceberries, and probably other members of the Rosaceae (Wagner et al., 2002); also reported from alder, birch, and willow.
See also Habitat Account for General High Elevation Forests
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.

 Photo Gallery for Venusia cambrica - Welsh Wave Moth

Photos: 5

Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2022-09-25
Graham Co.
Recorded by: Jim Petranka, Becky Elkin, Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2019-07-30
Yancey Co.
Recorded by: B. Bockhahn, K. Kittelberger, P. Scharf on 2015-06-18
Avery Co.
Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2014-05-26
Yancey Co.
Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2014-05-26
Yancey Co.