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Species Pelochrista argentialbana - Hodges#3038

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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 argentialbana (Pelochrista argentialbana - Hodges#3038)
Hodges Number
3038
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pelochrista argentialbana (Walsingham, 1879)
Paedisca argentialbana Walsingham, 1879
Pelochrista agricolana argentialbana (Walsingham, 1879) (1)
Steganoptycha ochreana Clemens, 1865
Eucosma pergandeana Fernald, 1905
Phylogenetic sequence #621035
Explanation of Names
Pelochrista argentialbana (Walsingham, 1879), treated as a subspecies of 3037 Pelochrista agricolana (Walsingham, 1879) in the Hodges 1983 Checklist, is raised to full species status. The subspecies Pelochrista argentialbana britana (McDunnough, 1927) is now as synonym of 3037 Pelochrista agricolana (Walsingham, 1879). Pelochrista smithiana (Walsingham, 1895), listed as 3038 in the 1983 Hodges Checklist, is a synonym of 3037 Pelochrista agricolana (Walsingham, 1879). MONA Fascicle 9.5: 37-39.
The identities of the two taxa were essentially flipped in MONA Fascicle 9.5.
Size
Wingspan 13-20 mm. (2)
Range
TL: USA, Oregon, Douglas Co., Umpqua River.
Food
Larvae feed on common wormwood (Artemisia vulgaris) and presumably other species of wormwood in Utah and Texas, where A. vulgaris doesn't occur. (3)
Print References
Walsingham, 1879. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum. 4: 42; pl. 70, fig. 4. (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.North-American Torticidae
Thomas, Lord Walsingham. 1879. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum. 4.
3.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems