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51a1276.2 – 3414.21   "Dichrorampha" caribe Brown, 2020

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Distribution: USA: Florida.
Holotype: Belize: Caye Caulker.
Similar Species:
  • Dichrorampha manilkara is "usually paler and more subdued". A "teardrop-shaped pouch containing a cluster of smooth, broad, pale brown scales arising near the base of the tibia" is replaced in caribe by a "dense patch of elongate black scales all along the tibia".
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Taxonomic Notes: "Dichrorampha" caribe Brown, 2020. In Hu et al. (2023) is a member of the Dichrorampha Group (Clade 1), generic assignment uncertain (Hu et al., 2023:367). It is listed under "New Genus 2 (to be proposed)” in Hu et al. (2023:Appendix S4) (new since Pohl & Nanz (eds.) (2023)).
  • Brown, J., 2020. Male Secondary Features Discriminate Two Closely Related Species of Dichrorampha (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Grapholitini). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 122(2): 285; figs. 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10.
  • Hu, G-L, J. Brown, M. Heikkilä, L. Aarvik, M. Mutanen, 2023. Molecular phylogeny, divergence time, biogeography and trends in host plant usage in the agriculturally important tortricid tribe Grapholitini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Olethreutinae). Cladistics, 39(5): 359-381; Appendix S4.
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