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Notes on distribution, habitats and biology of two little-known leafrollers in the Balkans (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)

Boyan Zlatkov https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5704-1634; Dimitar Uzunov https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9742-8956

1 March 2024 · volume 46 · (issue 3) · pp. 83–87 · PDF [full text]

Abstract: Dichrorampha dinarica and Cydia suffuscana are known from their type localities only, and apart from the period of the imaginal stage, no data on their biology are known. Dichrorampha dinarica was discovered in Tomor Mountain (Albania), at a relatively long distance from its type locality. The moths were swept from inflorescences of Achillea abrotanoides (Vis.) Vis. (Asteraceae) in the base of 61.2 Alpine calcareous screes (CORINE Biotopes). The larval host plant of C. suffuscana was revealed: it is Lunaria annua L. (Brassicaceae), while all other closely related species from the C. succedana group feed on various Fabaceae. The habitat of the moth after CORINE Biotopes is the margin of 41.45 Thermophilous Alpine and peri-Alpine mixed lime forests. The moths and their habitats are described and illustrated.

Keywords: Cydia suffuscana, Dichrorampha dinarica, faunistics, genitalia morphology, host plant

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Zlatkov B., Uzunov D. 2024 Notes on distribution, habitats and biology of two little-known leafrollers in the Balkans (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Historia naturalis bulgarica 46: 83–87.

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