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621034.003116.1Pelochrista similiana – (Clemens, 1860)

© Mark Dreiling - DNA
Similar Species: 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.
Taxonomic Notes: Pelochrista similiana (Clemens, 1860) is elevated from subsp. of 3116 Eucosma dorsisignatana. This species was formerly placed in the genus Eucosma, Zootaxa, 3746(2): 301-337.
References
  • 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. 111.157. (out of print)
  • Species Page at BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data System
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • 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.
Pelochrista similiana
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Pelochrista similiana
© Steve Scott
Pelochrista similiana
© Tom Murray
Pelochrista similiana
© Nolie Schneideer
Pelochrista similiana
© Carol Wolf
Pelochrista similiana
© Ken Childs
Pelochrista similiana
© Jason Dombroskie
Pelochrista similiana
20mm – © Jim Vargo
Pelochrista similiana
19mm – © Jim Vargo

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