Dichomeris ligulella

420510.00 — 2281 — Dichomeris ligulella Hübner, 1818 — Palmerworm Moth

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:

Polyphagous (woody plants)


This variable species has a morph with a cream border on the forewings that was first recorded on Block Island in 2020. This bicolored morph appears to be uncommon range-wide based on online records. The basis of this dimorphism is unknown.


  • Species Page at Moth Photographers Group
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Hodges, R. W., 1986. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 7.1, p. 33; pl. 1.1-7. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at BugGuide
  • Species page at Moths of North Dakota.