Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes



Species Dichrorampha sedatana - Hodges#3412

Dichrorampha sedatana Dichrorampha sedatana
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tortricoidea (Tortricid Moths)
Family Tortricidae (Tortricid Moths)
Subfamily Olethreutinae
Tribe Grapholitini
Genus Dichrorampha
Species sedatana (Dichrorampha sedatana - Hodges#3412)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dichrorampha sedatana (Busck, 1906)
Hemimene sedatana Busck, 1906
Hemimene plumbana of authors not Scopoli, 1763
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "allayed, calmed, appeased."
There are twelve named species of Dichrorampha in America north of Mexico. (1)
Forewing length 5-7 mm. (2)
Dichrorampha sedatana was formerly confused with the european species Dichrorampha plumbana Scopoli, 1763, a European species. It lacks the dorsal patch found if many other species in the genus. It has thin median and post median lines irrotated with black and yellowish brown scales useful in separating it from D. aeratana which lacks the black scales on the median lines, (Sabourin, 2009).
Holarctic: Alaska east across Canada, south to California, Idaho and Colorado. The range extends to the northeastern states. (3), (2)
Occurs throughout Europe. (2)
Holotype collected in South Park, Colorado (Oslar).
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Adults are most common from May through August based on Moth Photographers Group records.
Powell & Opler (2009) reports a June to July flight in western states. (2)
Larvae feed on the roots of Chrysanthemum vulgare [Tanacetum vulgare], common tansy. (2)
See Also
Dichrorampha aeratana "lacks the black scales on the median lines", (Sabourin, 2009).
Dichrorampha acuminatana has a diffuse dorsal spot.
Print References
Busck, 1906. Notes on some Tortricid genera with description of new American species. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 17: 177. (4)
Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States. 171.280. (5)
Heinrich, C. 1926. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamilies Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae. Bulletin - United States National Museum No. 132. 15. (6)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. p. 141, pl. 16.52.(2)
Sabourin, M., 2009. First Report of Two Palearctic Dichrorampha (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) Species for Vermont. VES News, 64: 9-10.
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.Essig Museum of Entomology, California Moth Species List
4.Notes on Some Tortricid Genera with Descriptions of New American Species
August Busck. 1906. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, Volume 19, p. 179.
5.Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States, An Identification Guide
Gilligan, Todd M., Donald J. Wright, and Loran D. Gibson. 2008. Ohio Biological Survey, P.O. Box 21370, Columbus, Ohio 43221-0370.
6.Revision of the North American moths of the subfamilies Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae
Carl Heinrich. 1926. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 132: 1-216.