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Species Dichrorampha incanana - Hodges#3407

Tortricid leafminer - Dichrorampha incanana
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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 incanana (Dichrorampha incanana - Hodges#3407)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dichrorampha incanana (Clemens, 1860)
Halonota incanana Clemens, 1860 (1)
Dichrorampha nigromaculana (Kearfott, 1907) (2)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin incana meaning "quite grey, hoary."
Wingspan 9mm. (3)
Adult - Dark gray head with white palpi. FW dark brown, varied with whitish along inner margin towards the base, with a slender, irregular dark brown line on its middle and 1-2 spots on dorsal edge of wing. Costa is streaked with white. Beyond the middle of FW are 1-2 purplish-hued lines, one of which is around the ocelloid patch, where it becomes diffuse. The ocelloid patch is ocherous with three black streaks, near the apex, with a white spot adjoining and beneath it. Outer margin with 3-4 black terminal spots above anal angle. (4)
Records from Illinois to Connecticut, south to western North Carolina. (3)
Print References
Clemens, B., 1860. Contributions to American lepidopterology - No. 6. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 12: 351. (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group images of pinned adults
Tortricid Resources on the Web – image of pinned adult
Insects of Iowa - image of pinned adult
Works Cited
1.Contributions to American lepidopterology - No. 6.
Brackenridge Clemens. 1860. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 12: 345-362.
2.Microlepidoptera from the Black Mountain region of North Carolina, with descriptions of new species.
Kearfott, W.D. 1907. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. 23(80): 153-168.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
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.