Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFGelechiidae Members: 7 NC Records

Dichomeris setosella (Clemens, 1860) - No Common Name

Superfamily: Gelechioidea Family: GelechiidaeSubfamily: DichomeridinaeTribe: [Dichomeridini]P3 Number: 420537.00 MONA Number: 2302.00
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONATechnical 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
Larval Host Plants: Larvae are leaf folders of Composites, including Eupatorium, Pluchea, Verbesina, and Vernonia (Hodges, 1986)
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.

 Photo Gallery for Dichomeris setosella - No common name

Photos: 4

Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-08-03
Chatham Co.
Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-12
Madison Co.
Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-07-04
Madison Co.
Recorded by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn on 2014-06-07
Avery Co.