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Species Pelochrista comatulana - Hodges#3041

Phaneta sp.? - Pelochrista comatulana 3041 - Pelochrista comatulana Another OK - Pelochrista comatulana Pelochrista comatulana (possible) - Pelochrista comatulana Please help us to identify the species of this moth. - Pelochrista comatulana Olethreutinae, dorsal - Pelochrista comatulana Olethreutinae, dorsal - Pelochrista comatulana Olethreutinae, lateral - Pelochrista comatulana
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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 (comatulana group)
Species comatulana (Pelochrista comatulana - Hodges#3041)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pelochrista comatulana (Zeller, 1875) (1)
Paedisca comatulana Zeller, 1875 (2)
Eucosma costastrigulana Kearfott, 1907 (3)
Eucosma pediasios Miller, 1985 (3)
Eucosma rindgei Miller, 1985 (3)
Eucosma austrina Miller, 1985 (3)
Phylogenetic sequence #620913
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin comatula meaning "having hair neatly curled."
Wingspan 15-18 mm. (4)
Records across the United States and southeastern Canada. Absent from western Canada and the Pacific Northwest. (5)
Type locality: Texas. (4)
At BOLD there are at least 5 BIN groups for P. derelicta, P. vagana, P. watertonana, P. nandana, and P. comatulana as follows:
BOLD:AAA9420 contains 146 P. derelicta, 3 P. vagana, 1 juncticiliana
BOLD:AAC2220 contains 24 P. comatulana, 4 P. vagana, 3 P. nandana, 3 P. watertonana
BOLD:AAA8736 contains 11 P. comatulana
BOLD:ACE5483 contains 4 P. comatulana
BOLD:ACE8730 contains 11 P. costastrigulana (now a synonym of comatulana)
The images within each BIN look similar but between BINs they seem a little different. The one DNA tested example at BugGuide under vagana, also shown at MPG under the same species, is one of Mark Dreiling's and it's in BOLD:AAC2220 along with others he had tested which were placed in comatulana and nandana. I'd be surprised if all his examples in BOLD:AAC2220 were not the same species. He does have one in BOLD:ACE5483 but it's a bit different. He also has examples of P. derelicta in BOLD:AAA9420 and they are different as well. - Steve Nanz, 2016
Print References
Zeller, P.C. 1875. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien. 25: 316. (2)
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.Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren, vol. 3.
Phillip Christoph Zeller. 1875. Verhandlungen der kaiserlich-königlichen zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 25: 207-360.
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.
4.Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae
Carl Heinrich. 1923. United States National Museum Bulletin 123: 1-298.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems