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51a0905.1 – 3041   Pelochrista comatulana (Zeller, 1876)

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Synonymy: Paedisca comatulana Zeller, 1876
Eucosma austrina Miller, 1985
Eucosma costastrigulana Kearfott, 1907
Eucosma pediasios Miller, 1985
Eucosma rindgei Miller, 1985
Taxonomic Notes: Pelochrista comatulana (Zeller, 1876), formerly placed in the genus Eucosma, Gilligan et al. (2013), Zootaxa, 3746(2): 301-337, includes as synonyms P. costastrigulana (Kearfott, 1907), P. pediasios (Miller, 1985), P. rindgei (Miller, 1985) and P. austrina (Miller, 1985) in Wright & Gilligan (2017:49)
  • 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. 104.140. (out of print)
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • 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.
  • Zeller, P.C., 1875. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 25: 207-360.
Pelochrista comatulana
© Mark Dreiling - DNA
Pelochrista comatulana
© Mark Dreiling - DNA
Pelochrista comatulana
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