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621289.003414.4Dichrorampha petiverella – (Linnaeus, 1758)

John Davis [T]
Distribution: Introduced from Europe. 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.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: Select/reselect View by Region on the related species page.)
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 shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of 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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