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51a0897.2 – 3038   Pelochrista argentialbana (Walsingham, 1879)

Nolie Schneider
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Synonymy: Paedisca argentialbana Walsingham, 1879
Paedisca agricolana of authors not Walsingham, 1879
Eucosma flavana Fernald, 1905
Steganoptycha ochreana Clemens, 1865
Eucosma pergandeana Fernald, 1905
Taxonomic Notes: Pelochrista argentialbana (Walsingham, 1879), treated as a subspecies of 3037 Pelochrista agricolana (Walsingham, 1879) in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist), is raised to full species status. The subspecies Pelochrista argentialbana britana (McDunnough, 1927) is now as synonym of 3037 Pelochrista agricolana (Walsingham, 1879). Pelochrista smithiana (Walsingham, 1895), listed as 3038 in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist), is a synonym of 3037 Pelochrista agricolana (Walsingham, 1879). MONA Fascicle 9.5: 37-39.
  • 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, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 104.139. (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 argentialbana
Robin McLeod
Pelochrista argentialbana
Nolie Schneider
Pelochrista argentialbana
Jason Dombroskie
Pelochrista argentialbana
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Pelochrista argentialbana
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