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Species Pelochrista oraria - Coastal Pelochrista - Hodges#3116.2

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Classification
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
Species oraria (Coastal Pelochrista - Hodges#3116.2)
Hodges Number
3116.2
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pelochrista oraria Wright, 2011 (1)
Eucosma oraria Wright, 2011
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin orarius meaning "coastal."
Size
Forewing mean length: 10.8 mm (2)
Identification
Similar to Pelochrista dorsisignatana and Pelochrista similiana, dark mark in median area of forewing is separated from dark subbasal facia but reaches apex. (2)
Range
Atlantic seaboard. (2)
See Also
Pelochrista dorsisignatana - dark mark in median area of forewing is separated from dark subbasal facia and dark subapical mark
Pelochrista similiana - dark mark in median area of forewing is connected to dark subbasal facia
(Paraphrased from Wright, 2011 (2))