Moths of North Carolina
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Venusia comptaria (Walker, 1860) - Brown-shaded Carpet Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: LarentiinaeTribe: AstheniniP3 Number: 910272.00 MONA Number: 7428.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalistTechnical Description, Adults: Forbes (1948)                                                                                 
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 records from High Elevation Red Oak Forests, cove forests, and montane riparian forests
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed primarily on Alder and Birch, with Beech and Mountain Ash also reported (Wagner et al., 2001)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Montane Mesic Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S2S4
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-03-28
Madison Co.
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