Moths of North Carolina
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Selenia kentaria (Grote & Robinson, 1867) - Kent's Geometer Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: EnnominaeTribe: AnagoginiP3 Number: 911250.00 MONA Number: 6818.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist                                                                                 
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: Our records from a wide range of hardwood forests, including swamp forests, xeric sand ridges, cove forests, montane riparian forests, and high elevation forests.
Larval Host Plants: Polyphagous, feeding on a wide range of hardwood trees and probably shrubs (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 Selenia kentaria - Kent's Geometer Moth

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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2020-03-30
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-03-30
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-04-03
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2018-07-06
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-04-13
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2016-03-17
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2015-06-29
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2015-04-17
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2015-04-17
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2015-04-07
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2015-04-06
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: L. Amos on 2015-04-05
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2014-04-04
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2014-04-02
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: Jackie Nelson / Doug Blatny on 2013-05-04
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2010-03-31
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: SPH, SH, CH on 2000-03-30
Moore Co.
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