Moths of North Carolina
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Platyptilia carduidactylus (Riley, 1869) - Artichoke Plume Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Pterophoroidea Family: PterophoridaeP3 Number: 460005.00 MONA Number: 6109.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist                                                                                 
Adult Markings: Identifiable through photographs (D. Lott, pers. comm. to JBS).
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
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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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Status in North Carolina
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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 Platyptilia carduidactylus - Artichoke Plume Moth

Photos: 14

Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-04-22
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-04-19
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-04-07
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: L. M. Carlson on 2019-08-08
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-05-06
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2019-04-23
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-04-22
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2019-04-18
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2019-04-18
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2019-04-10
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-05-11
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2014-04-27
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Tom Sanders on 2012-04-29
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Doug Blatny/Jackie Nelson on 2011-11-09
Ashe Co.
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