WWW MPG website only

Digital Guide to Moth Identification

51a0996.1 – 3142   Pelochrista cataclystiana (Walker, 1863)
             Solidago Pelochrista

Carol Wolf
Similar Species:
  • Eucosma grindeliana has FW termen with sinuate black line.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Paedisca cataclystiana Walker, 1863
Taxonomic Notes: Pelochrista cataclystiana: 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. 115.167. (out of print)
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • 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.
Pelochrista cataclystiana
Nolie Schneider
Pelochrista cataclystiana
Bo Zaremba
Pelochrista cataclystiana
Hugh McGuinness
Pelochrista cataclystiana
Mark Dreiling - DNA
Pelochrista cataclystiana
John Lee
Pelochrista cataclystiana
John Lee
Pelochrista cataclystiana
Ken Childs
Pelochrista cataclystiana
16mm – Jim Vargo

Moth Photographers Group  at the  Mississippi Entomological Museum  at the  Mississippi State University

Send suggestions, or submit photographs to Webmaster — Moth Photographers Group

Database design and scripting support provided by Mike Boone