Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
(Matsumura, 1931) (1)
Nothris heriguronis Matsumura, 1931
Carbatina picrocarpa of authors not Meyrick, 1913
Trichotaphe iothalles Forbes, 1939
Phylogenetic sequence # 420582
Explanation of Names
(Matsumura, 1931) formerly a synonym of Dichomeris oceanis
Meyrick, 1920, has been elevated back to full species status and includes as a synonym Dichomeris picrocarpa of authors
(not Meyrick, 1913). (1)(2)
Wingspan 15-18 mm (Meyrick, 1913).
Adult - forewing narrow, light orangish-brown with 4 or 5 black spots or short streaks in median area, and outer margin bordered by broad black band; fringe orange or yellowish; labial palps dark gray or black, long and sickle-shaped, curving over head.
Introduced to northeastern United States and southeastern Canada. Korea and Japan.
Internationally the larvae feed on Prunus yedoensis, P. persica, P. pseudocerasus, P. mume (Ponomarenko, 1997).
Beadle, D. & S. Leckie 2012. Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
. Houghton Mifflin. p.67-68 (preview
Hodges, R.W. 1986. The Moths of America North of Mexico
, Fascicle 7.1, p.119; pl.3.23. (4)
Matsumura, S. 1931. 6000 Illustrated Insects of Japan-Empire: 1084
Meyrick, E. 1913. Descriptions of Indian Micro-Lepidoptera 16. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society
, 22(1): 182