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Species Pelochrista cataclystiana - Solidago Pelochrista - Hodges#3142

Eucosma cataclystiana - Pelochrista cataclystiana moth - Pelochrista cataclystiana Unknown Tortricidae - Pelochrista cataclystiana Solidago Eucosma? - Pelochrista cataclystiana Eucosma cataclystiana - Pelochrista cataclystiana Tortricidae: Eucosma cataclytiana - Pelochrista cataclystiana Pelochrista cataclystiana Solidago Pelochrista - Pelochrista cataclystiana
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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 cataclystiana (Solidago Pelochrista - Hodges#3142)
Hodges Number
3142
Other Common Names
Solidago Eucosma
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pelochrista cataclystiana (Walker, 1863) (1)
Paedisca cataclystiana Walker, 1863 (2)
Eucosma cataclystiana
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin cataclysmus meaning "deluge, flood, inundation."
Numbers
There are more than 168 named species of Eucosma in America north of Mexico. (3)
Size
Wingspan about 16 mm. (3)
Identification
Adult: forewing mostly orangish-brown with short pale oblique streaks along costa, and pale whitish T or Y shape projecting from outer margin into subterminal area near anal angle; hindwing pale gray.

Range
New Brunswick to Florida, west to New Mexico, north to Illinois and Ontario.
Season
Adults have been recorded from early June to late September on Block Island, RI, possibly with a single extended flight peaking in August with highly asynchronous emergences.(4)
Food
Larvae feed on goldenrod (Solidago spp.)
Print References
Walker, F. 1863. Tortricites & Tineites. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. 28: 378. (2)