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Species Pelochrista cataclystiana - Solidago Pelochrista - Hodges#3142

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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
Species cataclystiana (Solidago Pelochrista - Hodges#3142)
Hodges Number
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."
There are more than 168 named species of Eucosma in America north of Mexico. (3)
Wingspan about 16 mm. (3)
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.

New Brunswick to Florida, west to New Mexico, north to Illinois and Ontario.
Adults fly from June to September.
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)