Moths of North Carolina
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Dichomeris flavocostella (Clemens, 1860) - Cream-edged Dichomeris Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Gelechioidea Family: GelechiidaeSubfamily: DichomeridinaeTribe: [Dichomeridini]P3 Number: 420529.00 MONA Number: 2295.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984; as Trichotaphe flavocostella); Beadle and Leckie (2012)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
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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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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Our records generally come from open areas but are not associated with specific types of natural communities
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on Asters, Goldenrods, and Sunflowers (Robinson et al., 2010)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Successional Fields and Forblands
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR S3S5
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 flavocostella - Cream-edged Dichomeris Moth

Photos: 20

Recorded by: Erich Hofmann on 2020-08-20
New Hanover Co.
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Recorded by: Erich Hofmann on 2020-08-20
New Hanover Co.
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Recorded by: Erich Hofmann on 2020-08-20
New Hanover Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-06-21
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-07-06
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2019-06-22
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2019-06-08
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-07-01
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-06-20
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-06-13
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Lenny Lampel on 2015-07-18
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn on 2015-06-20
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: Doug Blatny / Jackie Nelson on 2014-06-27
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Ed Corey on 2013-09-07
Washington Co.
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Recorded by: Harry Wilson on 2013-07-16
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2013-06-30
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2013-06-11
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2012-06-12
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Newman, Randy on 2007-06-10
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Robert Gilson on 0000-00-00
Mecklenburg Co.
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