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Species Pelochrista agricolana - Hodges#3037

Pelochrista agricolana Pelochrista agricolana
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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 agricolana (Pelochrista agricolana - Hodges#3037)
Hodges Number
3037
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pelochrista agricolana (Walsingham, 1879)
Eucosma agricolana (Walsingham, 1879)
Paedisca agricolana Walsingham, 1879
Eucosma barbara Miller, 1974
Eucosma britana McDunnough, 1927
Paedisca smithiana Walsingham, 1895 (1)(2)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "farmer."
Pelochrista agricolana (Walsingham, 1879) includes as synonyms 3038 P. smithiana (Walsingham, 1895), 3039 P. barbara (Miller, 1974) and the subspecies P. argentialbana britana (McDunnough, 1927), MONA Fascicle 9.5: 37-39. (3)
Also, P. argentialbana was raised to full species from synonymy of agricolana and replaces what was previously regarded as agricolana in MONA Fascicle 9.5 as a result of a reinterpretation of the type material. Put another way, the identities of the two taxa were essentially flipped.
Size
Wingspan about 16 mm. (2)
Range
Type locality of Paedisca smithiana Walsingham, 1895: Loveland, Colorado. (2)
Print References
Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 104.139.
Walsingham, Lord. 1879. North-American Torticidae. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum. 4: 42, Pl,69, fig.8 (4) (agricolana)
Walsingham, 1895. New Species of North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London. 1895: 506. (2) (smithiana)
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.XXI. New Species of North American Tortricidae.
Lord Walsingham. 1895. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London. 1895: 495-518.
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.North-American Torticidae
Thomas, Lord Walsingham. 1879. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum. 4.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems