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51a0177.1 – 3848   Atroposia oenotherana (Riley, 1881)
             Primrose Cochylid

Nolie Schneider
Distribution: NS to MB, south to FL and TX, , Zootaxa, 4671(2):195222
Field Marks:
See Brown (2019), Zootaxa, 4671(2):195222
Genitalia: See Brown (2019), Zootaxa, 4671(2):195222
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Synonymy: Conchylis oenotherana Riley, 1881
Taxonomic Notes: Atroposia oenotherana (Riley, 1881) was formerly unassigned to genus in Meltzer & Brown (2014), Jour. Lepid. Soc. 68(4): 278. Pogue (1986) proposed the genus Atroposia for this species in his unpublished Ph.D. dissertation and is nomen nudum (unavaillable). Brown (2019) published the name Atroposia, new genus, Zootaxa, 4671(2): 198.
This species was number 3842 in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist).
3848 (1983 list) Phalonidia schwarziana (Busck, 1907) is a synonym of 3807 Phalonidia lepidana.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Brown, J.W., 2019. New genera, new species, and new combinations in new world Cochylina (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Tortricinae). Zootaxa, 4671(2): 195-222.
  • Metzler, E.H. & J.W. Brown, 2014. An updated check list of the Cochylina (Tortricidae, Tortricinae, Euliini) of North America north of Mexico including Greenland, with comments on classification and identification. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 68(4): 274-282.
  • Pogue, M.G., 1986. A generic revision of the Cochylidae (Lepidoptera) of North America. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Minnesota, 1-280.
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  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Atroposia oenotherana
Machele White
Atroposia oenotherana
Bob Patterson
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Mark Dreiling
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Ken Childs
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11mm – Jim Vargo
Atroposia oenotherana
LG – John W. Brown
Atroposia oenotherana
LG – John W. Brown

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