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51a0897.1 – 3037   Pelochrista agricolana (Walsingham, 1879)

Bob Martin
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Synonymy: Paedisca agricolana Walsingham, 1879
Paedisca argentialbana of authors not Walsingham, 1879
Eucosma barbara Miller, 1974
Eucosma britana McDunnough, 1927
Paedisca smithiana Walsingham, 1895
Taxonomic Notes: Pelochrista agricolana: Pelochrista agicrolana (Walsingham, 1879), formerly placed in the genus Eucosma, Gilligan et al. (2013), Zootaxa, 3746(2): 301-337, includes as synonyms 3038 Pelochrista smithiana (Walsingham, 1895), 3039 P. barbara (Miller, 1974) and the subspecies P. argentialbana britana (McDunnough, 1927), MONA Fascicle 9.5: 37-39.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Gilligan, T.M. & D.J. Wright, 2013. Revised world catalogue of Eucopina, Eucosma, Pelochrista, and Phaneta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Eucosmini). Zootaxa, 3746(2): 301-337.
  • Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 104.138. (out of print)
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Wright, D.J. & T.M. Gilligan, 2017. Pelochrista Lederer of the Contiguous United States and Canada (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Eucosmini). The Moths of America north of Mexico, Fascicle 9.5: 1-376, order.
Pelochrista agricolana
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