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Species Pelochrista mirosignata - Hodges#3138

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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 mirosignata (Pelochrista mirosignata - Hodges#3138)
Hodges Number
3138
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pelochrista mirosignata (Heinrich, 1929) (1)
Eucosma mirosignata Heinrich, 1929 (2)
Eucosma microsignata (misspelling) (3)
Size
Mean forewing length: 9.8 mm (4)
Wingspan 13-22 mm. (2)
Range
Records from southern California, southern Arizona, southern New Mexico, and southwest Texas. Most records from counties along the Mexican border.
(4).
Season
Records from March to November with peaks in April and September. (4).
Types: Baboquivari Mountains, Pima County, AZ (O.C. Poling, 15 Apr.-30 May, 27-31 Jul., 1-15 Sep., 15-30 Nov., 1924); Loma Linda, CA (Poling, Aug.24-31, Oct.16-23); Claremont, CA (Poling); San Diego, CA (Karl R. Coolidge, Aug. 14, 1920).
Print References
Brown, J.W. 2005. World catalogue of insects. Vol. 5. Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark, 741 pp (3).
Gilligan, T.M., Wright, D.J. 2013. Revised world catalogue of Eucopina, Eucosma, Pelochrista, and Phaneta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Eucosmini). Zootaxa. 3746(2): 301–337 (1).
Heinrich, C. 1929. Notes on some North American Moths of the Subfamily Eucosminae. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 75(8): 11, pl. 4, fig. 19 (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.Notes on some North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae
Carl Heinrich. 1929. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 75(2779): 1-23.
3.World Catalogue of Insects, Vol. 5: Tortricidae (Lepidoptera)
John Wesley Brown, Joaquin Baixeras. 2005. Apollo Books.
4.Pelochrista Lederer of the Contiguous United States and Canada (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Eucosmini)
Donald J. Wright & Todd M. Gilligan. 2017. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, Fascicle 9.5.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems