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621289.003414.4Dichrorampha petiverella – (Linnaeus, 1758)

John Davis [T]
Distribution: Northeast US, eastern Canada and based on DNA barcoded specimens northwest US.
Field Marks:
Note comparatively long thin slightly curved pale mid-dorsal patch. Dissection may be required to separate from similar species.
Similar Species: 3404 Dichrorampha simulana has dark areas rather flat, brown or gray with (little pattern); the dorsal patch is subtriangular and consistently present; white or yellow usually with no interior markings. - Michael Sabourin (pers. comm., 9/12/2019)
3406 Dichrorampha bittana is polmorphic. Dissection required.
Taxonomic Notes: Dichrorampha petiverella (Linnaeus, 1758) is now recognized among the North American fauna, J. Lep. Soc., 45: 169-171.
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: some specimens may not be sequenced and DNA barcode does not ensure correct identification.
  • Roberts, M.A., 1991. Two palearctic species of Dichrorampha discovered in Maine (Tortricidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society., 45: 169-171.
Dichrorampha petiverella
John Davis [T]
Dichrorampha petiverella
Fyn Kynd [T]
Dichrorampha petiverella
Tom Murray [T]

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