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Species Pelochrista agassizii - Hodges#3026

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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 (agassizii group)
Species agassizii (Pelochrista agassizii - Hodges#3026)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pelochrista agassizii (Robinson, 1869) (1)
Conchylis agassizii Robinson, 1869
Eucosma agassizii
Pelochrista gilletteana (Dyar, 1903)
Eucosma gilletteana Dyar, 1903
Explanation of Names
Patronym for Louis Agassiz (1807-1873).
Records throughout the southwestern states. (2)
Type locality: Waco, Texas (G.W. Belfrage).
The use of 3026 for the Hodges number is contingent. As of 10/22/2015 MPG seems to erroneously states "Eucosma aemulana (Schlager, 1849) replaces Eucosma agassizii (Robinson, 1869)." The two do not appear to be closely related nor do they look similar. Also, other than the MPG page, there is no evidence that Eucosma aemulana is found in North America. P. agassizii is in the 2013 checklist.(1) - Steve Nanz 10/22/2015
Pelochrista agassizii, P. bolanderana, and P. gilletteana are all closely related based on BOLD. As of 2015, the BIN cluster here, containing P. agassizii, also contains samples identified as P. bolanderana, and P. gilletteana. The nearest BIN here, less than 2% away, contains samples identified as P. bolanderana and P. gilletteana.
See Also
Pelochrista bolanderana - "This species is nearly allied to "Conchylis " agassizii, Rob. (Trans. Am. Ent. Soc. ii. p. 284), but differs from it in the absence of the costal spot near the base, and of the circular white costal dot beyond the middle, moreover in the white median streak being more abruptly angulated and situated somewhat more towards the costa. The dorsal margin also is not white beyond the middle, as in Robinson's species." (3)
Print References
Robinson, 1869. Notes on North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 2: 284; pl. 8, fg. 75
Internet References
Images at here (USNM Collection) and here (ANSP Collection) (5)
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.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.North-American Torticidae
Thomas, Lord Walsingham. 1879. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum. 4.
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
5.Gilligan, T. M., J. Baixeras, J. W. Brown & K. R. Tuck. 2014. T@RTS: Online, World Catalogue of the Tortricidae.