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Species Pelochrista subinvicta - Hodges#3086

Tortricid moth - Pelochrista subinvicta
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tortricoidea (Tortricid Moths)
Family Tortricidae (Tortricid Moths)
Subfamily Olethreutinae
Tribe Eucosmini
Genus Pelochrista
No Taxon (luridana group)
Species subinvicta (Pelochrista subinvicta - Hodges#3086)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pelochrista subinvicta (Kearfott, 1907) (1)
Eucosma subinvicta Kearfott, 1907 (2)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet subinvicta means "under invicta." Kearfott found the three specimens forming this new species in the National Museum collections hiding under Pelochrista invicta (Walsingham, 1895). (2)
Wingspan 26-34 mm. (3)
Forewing length 10.2-15.9 mm. (4)
Adult - see original description in Print References (2) and footnoted re-description by Wright (2007). (4)
Known from Arizona, southern California and Utah. (2)
Holotype from Williams, Arizona.
See Also
Pelochrista invicta (Walsingham, 1895) has a red head. (4)
Pelochrista snyderana (Kearfott, 1907)
Print References
Kearfott, W.D., 1907. New North America Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 33. (2)
Works Cited
1.Revised world catalogue of Eucopina, Eucosma, Pelochrista, and Phaneta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Eucosmini)
Todd M. Gilligan, Donald J. Wright. 2013. Zootaxa 3746(2): 301–337.
2.New North American Tortricidae.
William Dunham Kearfott. 1907. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 1-97.
3.Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae
Carl Heinrich. 1923. United States National Museum Bulletin 123: 1-298.
4.Notes on Nearctic Eucosma (Hubner): a new species, a resurrected species, and three synonymies (Tortricidae)
Donald J. Wright. 2007. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 61(1): 38–49.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group