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Genus Pelochrista

Eucosma dorsisignatana - Triangle-backed Eucosma - Pelochrista dorsisignatana Tortricidae: Eucosma seamonsi - Pelochrista Pennsylvania Moth  - Pelochrista similiana No. 231 Eucosma matutina? - Pelochrista matutina moth - Pelochrista graziella Moth - Pelochrista Hodges#3133 - Pelochrista consobrinana Pelochrista - Pelochrista similiana
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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
Explanation of Names
Pelochrista Lederer 1859
Nearly all North American Phaneta were transferred to Eucosma and most Eucosma were transferred to Pelochrista(1)(2)
P. medullana was introduced from Europe to control knapweeds but has not been established.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The type species of Eucosma (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Eucosmini)
Todd M. Gilligan, Donald J. Wright. 2013. Zootaxa 3630(3): 489–504.
2.Revised world catalogue of Eucopina, Eucosma, Pelochrista, and Phaneta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Eucosmini)
Todd M. Gilligan, Donald J. Wright. 2013. Zootaxa 3746(2): 301–337.
3.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.