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Species Pelochrista eburata - Hodges#3085

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Classification
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 eburata (Pelochrista eburata - Hodges#3085)
Hodges Number
3085
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pelochrista eburata (Heinrich, 1929)
Eucosma eburata Heinrich, 1929
Eucosma williamsi Powell, 1963 (1)
Explanation of Names
Eucosma williamsi Powell, 1963 - Specific epithet in honor of Dr. Francis Xavier Williams (1882-1967).
Size
Forewing length 10-13.5 mm (rarely 8.5 mm). (2)
Identification
The original description of Eucosma williamsi Powell, is available in PDF or view online in the print references below. (1)
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (3)
Range
Northern coastal California to San Diego. (4), (2)
TL: Mohave Co., AZ
Habitat
Coastal areas. (2)
Season
Adults are most common in July and August. There are records to October. (2)
Food
Larvae have been reared on Baccharis pilularis (coyote brush). (2)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Gilligan & Wright, 2013. (5)
Heinrich, 1929. Notes on some North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 75: 6.
Powell, J.A. 1963. Records and descriptions of some interesting species of Eucosma in California (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 76: 237. (1)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl. 15.32, p. 134.(2)
Wright & Gilligan, 2017: 89. (6)
Works Cited
1.Records and descriptions of some interesting species of Eucosma in California (Lepitoptera: Tortricidae)
Jerry A Powell. 1963. Proceedings of The Biological Society of Washington, 76: 235-245.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
4.Essig Museum of Entomology, California Moth Species List
5.Revised world catalogue of Eucopina, Eucosma, Pelochrista, and Phaneta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Eucosmini)
Todd M. Gilligan, Donald J. Wright. 2013. Zootaxa 3746(2): 301–337.
6.Pelochrista Lederer of the Contiguous United States and Canada (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Eucosmini)
Wright D.J. & T.M. Gilligan. 2017. The Moths of America north of Mexico, Fascicle 9.5: 1-376.