Other Common Names
Laguna Atascosa Tortricid
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
(Blanchard, A., 1980) Gilligan & Wright, 2013 (1)
Eucosma atascosana Blanchard, A.
Explanation of Names
The specific epithet, atascosana
, is a reference to Laguna Atascosa NWR
, the species' Type Locality (Blanchard 1979)
Length of forewing:
Males 11.5-13.0, average 12.5 mm;
females 11.0-14.0, average 12.0 mm.
Coastal south Texas:
Welder Wildlife Refuge, near Sinton, San Patricio Co., Texas,
Voshell Wildlife Management Area, near Brownsville, Cameron Co., Texas,
Laguna Atascosa Wildlife Refuge, near Rio Hondo, Cameron Co., Texas. (Blanchard 1979)
Boca Chica NWR, near Brownsville, Cameron Co., Texas. (C. Bordelon & E. Knudson)
Holotype: Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, Cameron Co., Texas, 22.XI.73, deposited in the National Museum of Natural History (No. 75821); collected by A. & M. E. Blanchard (Blanchard 1979)
Blanchard (1979) writes, "This insect is close to Eucosma sandiego Kearfott, as shown by their male genitalia and maculation. Dr. J. F. Gates Clarke who compared some of my specimens to the sandiego specimens in the National Museum commented: "Generally the spots of your species are larger and more rounded than in sandiego and the three subterminal spots of your species are larger and more distinct than those in sandiego. The neck of the harpe of your species is narrower than that of sandiego.""
Blanchard, A. 1979. Five new species of the tribe Eucosmini (Tortricidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society