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Species Pelochrista zomonana - Hodges#3168

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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 (canana group)
Species zomonana (Pelochrista zomonana - Hodges#3168)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pelochrista zomonana (Kearfott, 1907) (1)
Eucosma zomonana Kearfott, 1907 (2)
Eucosma explosa Meyrick, 1912 (3)
Phylogenetic sequence #621051
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is part of a series of Kearfott names originating from various alphabetical rhyming schemes with no meaning, often derided by subsequent authors as "nonsense names." See Brown (2001) for a humorous take on this "barbarous" practice. (4), (3)
There are 27 species of the genus Pelochrista in America north of Mexico.
Wingspan 11-15 mm. (2)
Adult - see original description in Print References. (2)
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (5)
Records from Illinois, Ontario and Maine, south to Maryland, Georgia and Oklahoma. Also west Texas and southern Arizona. (6)
Type locality: Placer County. California. (7)
Described material: New Brighton, Pa (F.A. Merrick, May 22 to June 6, Aug, 23 to Sept. 14).
Larval host is Chrysanthemum.
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Kearfott, W.D. 1907. New Micro-lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist 39(3): 80. (2)
Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States, p.119.173. (8)
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.New micro-leidoptera
W.D. Kearfott. 1907. The Canadian Entomologist 39(1-6): 1-9, 53-60, 77-84, 121-128, 153-160, 211-212.
3.On some impossible specific names in micro-lepidoptera.
Edward Meyrick. 1912. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 48: 32-36.
4.Presidential address, 2000: Nomenclatural nonsense - flying in the face of a farcical code.
John W. Brown. 2001. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 55(1): 1-7.
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
6.North American Moth Photographers Group
7.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.
8.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.