Moths of North Carolina
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Dichomeris ligulella Hübner, 1818 - Palmerworm Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Gelechioidea Family: GelechiidaeSubfamily: DichomeridinaeTribe: [Dichomeridini]P3 Number: 420510.00 MONA Number: 2281.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); 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 come from a wide range of hardwood-containing habitats, including maritime forests, bottomland forests, and mesic slopes. The majority come from residential neighborhoods
Larval Host Plants: Larvae are leaf tiers of a wide range of hardwood species, including Poplars, Hickories, Walnuts, Chestnuts, Oaks, Maples, Birches, Azaleas, Witch Hazel, Blueberries,and Sourwood (Hodges, 1986)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR S5
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 ligulella - Palmerworm Moth

87 photos are available. Only the most recent 30 are shown.

Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-11-17
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-11-09
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-10-19
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-10-19
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-10-09
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-10-01
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall, Ed Corey, Jim Petranka, Becky Elkin, Tom Howard, Carol Tingley, Brian Bockhahn, and Van Cotter on 2021-09-30
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: David George, L. M. Carlson on 2021-09-18
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2021-09-04
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2021-09-04
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2021-09-04
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-18
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-18
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-01
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-04-29
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-04-29
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-04-23
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-04-20
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-04-04
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-03-24
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-03-24
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-03-21
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-03-11
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2021-03-10
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-03-10
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Michael P. Morales on 2020-12-04
Sampson Co.
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Recorded by: Michael P. Morales on 2020-12-04
Sampson Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-11-11
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: JIm Petranka on 2020-11-11
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-11-09
Guilford Co.
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