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51a1291.2 – 3414.4   Dichrorampha petiverella (Linnaeus, 1758)

© John Davis [T]
Distribution: Canada: ON, QC, NF, NS, PE; USA: ME, WA.
Introduced from Europe.
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 View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Tinea petiverella Linnaeus, 1758
Phalaena albinella Linnaeus, 1758
Pseudotomia concinnana Stephens, 1829
Pyralis dorsana Fabricius, 1775
Tortrix jacquiniana [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Tortrix montana Hübner, [1796-1799]
Dichrorampha slavana Caradja, 1916
Carpocapsa stelliferana Curtis, 1831
Taxonomic Notes: Dichrorampha petiverella (Linnaeus, 1758) is now recognized among the North American fauna north of Mexico, J. Lep. Soc., 45: 169-171.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Roberts, M.A., 1991. Two palearctic species of Dichrorampha discovered in Maine (Tortricidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society., 45: 169-171.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Dichrorampha petiverella
© John Davis
Dichrorampha petiverella
© Fyn Kynd [T]
Dichrorampha petiverella
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