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51a0185.1 – 3777   Cochylichroa hospes (Walsingham, 1884)

Mark Dreiling - DNA
Distribution: Canada: Ontario: SK; USA: AZ, CO, IL, IA, MA, MI, NJ, NY, NC, NM, UT (Razowski 1997).
Type locality: North Carolina.
Field Marks:
Ground color yellowish or orange brown, markings brown reticulated with black, median fascia complete, basal 2/3rds triangular (Michael Sabourin, pers. com., 2023).
Genitalia: See Razowski (1997).
Similar Species:
  • Cochylis bucera Razowski, 1997 is smaller; median fascia usually divided, anal portion not necessarily triangular (Michael Sabourin, pers. com., 2023).
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Conchylis hospes Walsingham, 1884
Taxonomic Notes: Cochylichroa hospes (Walsingham, 1884) was formerly in the genus Cochylis, Brown (2019), Zootaxa, 4671(2):195-222.
This species was number 3830 in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist).
  • 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.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 20.3m; p. 158. Book Review and ordering
  • Razowski, J., 1997. Cochylini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) of Canada. Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia, 40(1): 107-163.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Species page at Moths of North Dakota.
Cochylichroa hospes
Mark Dreiling - DNA
Cochylichroa hospes
[T] Nolie Schneider
Cochylichroa hospes
[T] Nolie Schneider
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[T] Tom Murray
Cochylichroa hospes
CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
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