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51a1009.1 – 3116.2   Pelochrista oraria (Wright, 2011)

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Genitalia: E. dorsisignatana - dark median fascia is disjunct from both subterminal fascia and subbasal fascia.E. similiana - dark subbasal fascia connects with median fascia.E. oraria - dark median fascia reaches apex and is disjunct from subbasal fascia; larger than both dorsisignatana and similiana.
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Synonymy: Eucosma oraria Wright, 2011
Taxonomic Notes: Pelochrista oraria (Wright, 2011), n. sp. 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.
  • 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.
  • Wright, D.J., 2011. A new species of Eucosma Hübner (Tortricidae) related to E. dorsisignatana (Clemens) and E. similiana (Clemens). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 65(3): 175-180.
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