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Species Pelochrista matutina - Hodges#3091

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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
No Taxon (matutina group)
Species matutina (Pelochrista matutina - Hodges#3091)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pelochrista matutina (Grote, 1873) (1)
Penthina matutina Grote, 1873
Eucosma matutina
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin matutinus meaning "morning."
Wingspan 12-14 mm. (2)
Adult - Head and FW whitish with, scattered dark scales. Basal patch incomplete, with scattered dark costal scales. Middle brownish band continued with distinct edges marked by blackish scales. The succeeding whitish underspace is contracted medially by the more diffuse apical clouding which extends beyond the curved line. Beneath fuscous, with whitish costal edge and more distinct regularly divaricate dark streaks.
Records throughout the United States minus the Pacific states. (3)
Type: Texas (Belfrage).
Print References
Grote, A.R., 1873. Contributions to a knowledge of North American moths. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences. 1:92