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Species Pelochrista canariana - Hodges#3013

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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 canariana (Pelochrista canariana - Hodges#3013)
Hodges Number
3013
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pelochrista canariana (Kearfott, 1907)
Eucosma canariana Kearfott, 1907 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #620906
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for the "canary-yellow" features of the moth. (1)
Size
Wingspan 28-34 mm. (1)
Identification
Adult - see original description in Print References. (1)
Range
Records from California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. (2), (1)
Described material: Stockton, UT (Tom Spalding, Aug, 1st to 11th); Utah (O.C. Poling, July); southwestern Colorado (W.G. Dietz, July 11th and 14th); Glenwood Springs, CO (W.G. Dietz, Aug,). Note: Kearfott lists "W.E. Dietz" for the Colorado specimens which is likely in error. For other descriptions in this paper he notes "W.G. Dietz" in Colorado.
Food
Powell & Opler (2006) reared them in Nevada from the roots of yellow rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus) where the larvae had bored. (3)
Print References
Kearfott, W.D. 1907. New North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 18. (1)
Works Cited
1.New North American Tortricidae.
William Dunham Kearfott. 1907. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 1-97.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Larval host plant records of Asteraceae root-feeding Eucosmini in California and adjacent states (Tortricidae)
J. A. Powell, P. A. Opler . 2006. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 60(4): 189-193.