Other Common Names
Five-spotted Eucosma Moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
(Robinson, 1869) (1)
Eucosma quinquemaculana Robinson, 1869
Conchylis quinquemaculana Robinson, 1869
Explanation of Names
is the Latin word for five and macula
is the Latin word for spot(2)
There are 169 named species of Eucosma
in America north of Mexico. (3)
Powell & Opler, (2009)(4)
list the number of named Eucosma
species north of Mexico at over 180.
FW brownish-ochreous with five shining silvery-white maculations. All these spots are narrowly margined with dark brown scales, and the veins of FW are similarly marked beyond the third and fourth spots. Fringes pale fuscous, the ends of the scales blackish.
The original description as Conchylis quinquemaculana Robinson, is available online in the print references below.
Texas to Florida and north to at least Pennsylvania. (3)
Moth Photographers Group
- large map with some distribution data.
Adults are usually reported from September to November; seen much more of the year in Florida. (3)
Compare to related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group
Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States. pages 102, 133. (5)
Robinson, C.T. 1869. Notes on Tortricidae, Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 2: (284)