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620918.00 – 3132.7   Pelochrista costastriata (Wright, 2011)

[T] - Mark A. Brogie
Field Marks:
Mean FWL - 7.9 mm (Gilligan & Wright, 2013). Forewing lacks a mid-costal dark patch.
Similar Species:
  • Pelochrista consobrinana (Heinrich, 1923) is smaller and typically has a forewing with a mid-costal dark patch.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Eucosma costastriata Wright, 2011
Taxonomic Notes: Pelochrista costastriata (Wright, 2011), n. sp., Jour. Lepid. Soc. 65(2): 114, was formerly placed in the genus Eucosma, Gilligan et al. (2013), Zootaxa, 3746(2): 301-337.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • 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 BugGuide.Net
  • 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. Review of the Eucosma pulveratana (Walsingham) species group, with descriptions of eight new species (Tortricidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 65(2): 101-118..
Pelochrista costastriata
[T] - Carl Barrentine
Pelochrista costastriata
[T] - Carl Barrentine
Pelochrista costastriata
19mm - LG – Jim Vargo
Pelochrista costastriata
20mm - LG – Jim Vargo

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