Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFGelechiidae Members: 13 NC Records

Dichomeris ligulella Hübner, 1818 - Palmerworm Moth


Taxonomy
Family: Gelechiidae Subfamily: Dichomeridinae Tribe: [Dichomeridini] P3 Number: 420510.00 MONA Number: 2281.00                                                                                  
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuideTechnical Description, Adults: Hodges (1986)                                                                                  
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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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 Dichomeris ligulella - Palmerworm Moth

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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-04-03
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: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-12-31
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-12-31
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-12-28
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-12-28
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-10-19
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-10-19
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-05-12
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: B. Bockhahn on 2017-09-27
Stokes Co.
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Recorded by: Lenny Lampel on 2016-09-29
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2015-03-11
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2015-03-11
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2014-11-06
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: T. DeSantis on 2014-03-29
Durham Co.
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