Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1251302

Black-edged Dichomeris Moth
Dichomeris picrocarpa

Observation date: June 03, 2020
Submitted by: tirvine2020
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Raised from caterpillar on wild cherry (Prunus sp.) Caterpillars would fold leaves in half and use silk to hold them tightly shut. Occasionally, they wouldn't fold the entire leaf, they would cut a lesion in the leaf and then fold over the smaller portion of the leaf. Caterpillars left the leaves and pupated outside of them, no cocoon. This one pupated on 5/21, and hatched as an adult today, 6/3.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: June 04, 2020
Coordinator notes: Dichomeris heriguronis (Matsumura, 1931) replaces 2309 Dichomeris picrocarpa. Formerly a synonymy of Dichomeris oceanis Meyrick, 1920, this species has been elevated back to full species status and includes as a synonym 2309 Dichomeris picrocarpa of authors (not Meyrick, 1913).