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Dichrorampha acuminatana (Lienig & Zeller, 1846) Species

Last modified: Nov. 19, 2022, 10:46 a.m.

A not so common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Grapholitini > Genus: Dichrorampha > Species: Dichrorampha acuminatana
Vernacular names
Margrietwortelmot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
De Crombrugghe G. 1899. Note sur quelques Microlépidoptères nouveaux pour la faune belge. — Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 43: 72–76. On page 73.




Most of the species in this genus should be checked for genitalia, especially when worn.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature



The larva lives in the rootstock, tunnelling down into the roots of the food plant. Pupation in a silken cocoon in the larval habitation.
The adults are readily disturbed from rest during the day. They are active towards late afternoon and later come sparsely to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year from end of April till early June and again during August and September.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Leucanthemum vulgare and Tanacetum vulgare

The larva lives in the rootstock of Leucanthemum vulgare and Tanacetum vulgare.

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