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.
TL: USA, Oregon, Douglas Co., Umpqua River.
Larvae feed on common wormwood
) and presumably other species of wormwood in Utah and Texas, where A. vulgaris
doesn't occur. (3)
Walsingham, 1879. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum. 4: 42
; pl. 70
, fig. 4. (2)