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Species Pelochrista bolanderana - Hodges#3029

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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 bolanderana (Pelochrista bolanderana - Hodges#3029)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pelochrista bolanderana (Walsingham, 1879) (1)
Eucosma bolanderana (Walsingham, 1879)
Paedisca bolanderana Walsingham, 1879 (2)
Wingspan 19 mm. (2)
Records throughout California, the Southwestern States and Colorado. (3)
Type locality: Mount Shasta, California. (2)
Larval host is hoary tansyaster (Machaeranthera canescens). (4)
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 agassizii - "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." (2)
Print References
Walsingham, Lord. 1879. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum. 4: 42; pl. 69, fg.10 (2)
Internet References
Images at here and here (USNM Collection) (6)