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Species Pelochrista floridensis - Hodges#3132.6

Pelochrista (Eucosma) floridensis- 3132.6 - Pelochrista floridensis Pelochrista (Eucosma) floridensis- 3132.6 - Pelochrista floridensis
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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
Species floridensis (Pelochrista floridensis - Hodges#3132.6)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eucosma floridensis Wright, 2011
FWL ≈ 7.9mm (male), 7.6mm (female) (1)
Adult: Distinguished by the wine-red color of the postmedian band, and the pinkish tint to the distal one-half of the FW. Interfascial areas pale gray brown, variably suffused with white and pale reddish brown. Subbasal and pretornal marks blackish brown with white edging. Postmedian band reddish brown, with some black and gray scaling. Fringe scales blackish gray to reddish gray, with white apices. Costal markings mostly striate. (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live and pinned adult (2)
BOLD Systems - images of DNA supported specimens (3)