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Tortricidae
620905.003141Pelochrista canana (Walsingham, 1879)

Mark Dreiling
Distribution: "... roughly from Rocky Mountain region south to west Texas and west to the pacific coast." - Wright & Gilligan, 2017Type locality (canana): California.
Type locality (expolitana): "California, Siskiyou Co., Shasta Retreat".
Type locality (metariana): "California, Siskiyou Co., Shasta Retreat".
Description/
Field Marks:
FWL: 5.6-9.6 - Wright & Gilligan, 2017; ""pretornal brown patch" is connected to the inner FW margin" - Chuck Sexton (pers. comm., 5/2022))
Similar Species:
  • Pelochrista olivacea Wright & Gilligan, 2017- FWL: 6.7-9.2 - Wright & Gilligan, 2017; ""pretornal brown patch" is connected to the inner FW margin" - Chuck Sexton (pers. comm., 5/2022))
  • Pelochrista zomonana (Kearfott, 1907) - FWL: 4.9-6.8 - Wright & Gilligan, 2017; "pretornal brown patch is characteristically separated from the FW inner margin" - Chuck Sexton (pers. comm., 5/2022))
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Paedisca canana Walsingham, 1879
Eucosma expolitana Heinrich, 1923
Eucosma metariana Heinrich, 1923
Taxonomic Notes: Pelochrista canana (Walsingham, 1879), formerly placed in the genus Eucosma, Gilligan et al. (2013), Zootaxa, 3746(2): 301-337, includes as a synonyms 3164 P. expolitana (Heinrich, 1923) and 3166 P. metariana (Heinrich, 1923), Wright & Gilligan (2017), MONA Fascicle 9.5: 93.
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Gilligan, T.M. & D.J. Wright, 2013. Revised world catalogue of Eucopina, Eucosma, Pelochrista, and Phaneta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Eucosmini). Zootaxa, 3746(2): 301-337.
  • 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 canana
CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
Pelochrista canana
17mm - LG – Jim Vargo

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