Moths of North Carolina
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Dichomeris bipunctellus (Walsingham, 1882) - No Common Name

Superfamily: Gelechioidea Family: GelechiidaeSubfamily: DichomeridinaeTribe: [Dichomeridini]P3 Number: 420536.00 MONA Number: 2274.00 MONA Synonym: Dichomeris bipunctella
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF, BOLDTechnical Description, Adults: Hodges (1986)                                                                                 
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: Our records come from the Tidewater area, including a residential area located close to a sound and one pocosin located a few miles from the coast. Waxmyrtles seem to be the most likely host plants at those sites.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae have been reared on Myricaceae, including Sweetfern, Gale, and Bayberry (Hodges, 1986). Hodges also suspected that Waxmyrtle and other members of this family would be used in the South.
See also Habitat Account for Myricaceous Thickets
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR S3S4
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.

 Photo Gallery for Dichomeris bipunctellus - No common name

Photos: 4

Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-06-21
Onslow Co.
Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-06-11
Onslow Co.
Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-04-13
Onslow Co.
Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-04-13
Onslow Co.