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Species Dichrorampha radicicolana - Hodges#3409

Dichrorampha radicicolana Dichrorampha radicicolana
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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 radicicolana (Dichrorampha radicicolana - Hodges#3409)
Hodges Number
3409
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dichrorampha radicicolana Walsingham, 1879 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "dwells in roots" for this moth reared on the roots of figwort. (1)
Numbers
There are 15 named species of the genus Dichrorampha in America north of Mexico. (2), (3)
Size
Walsingham (1879) listed the wingspan as 17 mm. (1)
Identification
Range
California and Nevada to Washington; Eastern Canada. (3)
Type location: John Day's River, Camp Watson, Oregon.
Season
The adults are most common from May to August. (3)
Food
Larval host is figwort (Scrophularia). (4)
Print References
Walsingham, L., 1879. North-American Torticidae. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum 4: 75. (1)
Works Cited
1.North-American Torticidae
Thomas, Lord Walsingham. 1879. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum. 4.
2.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database