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Species Pelochrista quinquemaculana - Five-spotted Pelochrista Moth - Hodges#3008

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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 quinquemaculana (Five-spotted Pelochrista Moth - Hodges#3008)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Five-spotted Eucosma Moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pelochrista quinquemaculana (Robinson, 1869) (1)
Eucosma quinquemaculana Robinson, 1869
Conchylis quinquemaculana Robinson, 1869
Explanation of Names
quinqu 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.
Wingspan about 20 mm.
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)
See Also
Compare to related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
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).
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.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
5.Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States, An Identification Guide
Gilligan, Todd M., Donald J. Wright, and Loran D. Gibson. 2008. Ohio Biological Survey, P.O. Box 21370, Columbus, Ohio 43221-0370.