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51a0975.1 – 3133   Pelochrista consobrinana (Heinrich, 1923)

DNA - Mark Dreiling
Distribution: Holotype: Elk Point, Union Co., SD.
Field Marks:
Mean FWL - 6.4 mm (Gilligan & Wright, 2013). Forewing median fascia reduced to a rectangular patch on the costa, sometimes faint.
Similar Species:
  • Pelochrista costastriata (Wright, 2011)
  • Pelochrista pulveratana (Walsingham, 1879)
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Eucosma consobrinana Heinrich, 1923
Taxonomic Notes: Pelochrista consobrinana: Formerly placed in the genus Eucosma, Gilligan et al. (2013), Zootaxa, 3746(2): 301-337.
  • 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. 114.165. (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.
  • Wright, D.J., 2011. Review of the Eucosma pulveratana (Walsingham) species group, with descriptions of eight new species (Tortricidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 65(2): 101-118..
Pelochrista consobrinana
Mark Dreiling - DNA
Pelochrista consobrinana
14mm – Jim Vargo
Pelochrista consobrinana
- holotype - LG(cc) U. S. National Museum

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