Moths of North Carolina
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10 NC Records

Dichomeris marginella (Fabricius, 1781) - Juniper Webworm Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Gelechioidea Family: GelechiidaeSubfamily: DichomeridinaeTribe: [Dichomeridini]P3 Number: 420517.00 MONA Number: 2282.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Beadle and Leckie (2012)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
Distribution:
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ‚Č• 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats:
Larval Host Plants: The larvae are specialists on junipers (Forbes, 1923; Craighead et al., 1950; Maier et al., 2004; Heppner, 2007; Robinson et al., 2010); Eiseman, 2022. The specific hosts include Common Juniper (Juniperus communis) and Eastern Red Cedar (J. virginiana). - View
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See also Habitat Account for General Cedar Woodlands
Status in North Carolina
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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.
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 Photo Gallery for Dichomeris marginella - Juniper Webworm Moth

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Recorded by: David George on 2022-04-22
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: David George on 2022-04-21
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: David George on 2022-04-21
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Michael P. Morales on 2021-04-15
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Michael P. Morales on 2021-04-15
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-05-25
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-05-25
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-05-25
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-20
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-20
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Harry Wilson on 2010-05-09
Wake Co.
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