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Species Dichrorampha simulana - Hodges#3404

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Classification
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 simulana (Dichrorampha simulana - Hodges#3404)
Hodges Number
3404
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dichrorampha simulana (Clemens, 1860)
Halonata simulana Clemens, 1860 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "simulate, imitate, copy, represent."
Size
The forewing length is 5.5-7.5 mm. (2)
Identification
The dorsal patch can vary from distinct to absent. (2)
There is a row of dark dots at base of fringe. (2)
Range
Widespread across Canada and the western United States south to central coastal California and Santa Cruz Island. (2)
Type specimens: Baltimore, MD (Morris); Easton, MD (Morris).
Habitat
Dichrorampha simulana is most commonly found in coastal areas where it has been associated with beach lupine.
Food
The larval host uncertain. Possibly Lupinus sp.
Life Cycle
The larva are thought to be root borers. (2)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group. (3)
Print References
Clemens, B., 1860. Contributions to American lepidopterology - No. 6. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 12: 351. (1)
Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 169.277.(4)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, pl. 16.50, 16.51; p. 141.(2)
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.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.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.
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems