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621051.00 – 3168   Pelochrista zomonana (Kearfott, 1907)

Mark Dreiling - DNA
Distribution: MN to CT, south to MS and NC.
Lectotype (designated by Heinrich 1923): New Brighton, Beaver Co., PA. - Wright & Gilligan, 2017
Field Marks:
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))
Similar Species:
  • Pelochrista canana (Walsingham, 1879) - FWL: 5.6-9.6 - Wright & Gilligan, 2017; ""pretornal brown patch" is connected to the inner FW margin" - Chuck Sexton (pers. comm., 5/2022))
  • 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))
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Eucosma zomonana Kearfott, 1907
Eucosma explosa Meyrick, 1912
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 119.173. (out of print)
  • Meyrick, E., 1912. On some impossible specific names in Micro-Lepidoptera. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, 48: 32-36.
  • 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 zomonana
Bob Patterson
Pelochrista zomonana
Ken Childs
Pelochrista zomonana
Ken Childs
Pelochrista zomonana
14mm – Jim Vargo

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