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Species Pelochrista atascosana - Hodges#3023.1

Laguna Atascosa Tortricid - Pelochrista atascosana 3023.1 - Pelochrista atascosana Pelochrista atascosana Pelochrista atascosana
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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 (ridingsana group)
Species atascosana (Pelochrista atascosana - Hodges#3023.1)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Laguna Atascosa Tortricid
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pelochrista atascosana (Blanchard, A., 1980) Gilligan & Wright, 2013 (1)
Eucosma atascosana Blanchard, A., 1980
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)
Oct-Nov (Blanchard 1979)(2)
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)
See Also
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.""
Print References
Blanchard, A. 1979. Five new species of the tribe Eucosmini (Tortricidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 33(4): 212.
Works Cited
1.Revised world catalogue of Eucopina, Eucosma, Pelochrista, and Phaneta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Eucosmini)
Todd M. Gilligan, Donald J. Wright. 2013. Zootaxa 3746(2): 301–337.
2.Five new species of the tribe Eucosmini (Tortricidae)
Andre Blanchard. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 33(4), 1979: 209-215.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems