Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Diedra cockerellana (Kearfott, 1907)
Kearfott, 1907 (1)
placed in genus Diedra in 1999 by Rubinoff & Powell
Phylogenetic sequence #620291
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet in honor of entomologist Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell
(1866–1948), who collected some of the first specimens.
Kearfott (1907) listed the wingspan 21-24 mm. (1)
Adult - forewing yellowish-brown covered by series of connected semicircular loops; two loops near middle of wing have black margin and white filling.
Much of United States plus southern Ontario.
Lectotype male from Colorado, Garfield Co., Glenwood Springs. (1)
Adults are nocturnal and come to light.
The main flight period appears to be July to October.
is similar but is apparently restricted to southwestern states (e.g. Arizona) - see photo of specimen
by Todd Gilligan
Kearfott, W.D., 1907. New North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society
Rubinoff, D. & J.A. Powell. 1999. Description of Diedra
, new genus (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Tortricinae: Archipini), and three new species, based on phylogenetic analysis. Annals of the Entomological Society of America
92(4): pp. 473-487. (abstract
pinned adult image
from Colorado (Todd Gilligan, tortricidae.com)
2 specimen records in California
plus locations and dates (U. of California at Berkeley)