Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
(Walsingham, 1879) (1)
Walsingham, 1879 (2)
Pelochrista palousana (Kearfott)
Pelochrista tahoensis (Heinrich)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is Latin meaning "two squares" for the "two ferruginous patches on the dorsal margin" that define a "square patch" above them. (3)
Walsingham (1879) listed a wingspan of 22 mm. (2)
Determined by Chuck Harp.
records from California(5)
to Washington and Montana.
Wright (2008) examined specimens from California(5)
, Idaho, Oregon, and
Holotype collected Pitt River, Shasta County, California. (3)
Moth Photographers Group
- large map with some distribution data.
Wright (2008) stated "Capture dates range from late June to mid-August, but nearly all the records are from July." (4)
The larval host is unknown. (3)
Heinrich, C., 1923. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae. United States National Museum Bulletin
123: 129. (3)
Walsingham, L., 1879. North-American Torticidae. Illustrations of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the British Museum
, f.8. (2)
Wright, D.J., 2008. Nearctic Eucosmini (Tortricidae) associated with Pelochrista occipitana (Zeller) and Eucosma biquadrana (Walsingham): Two new synonymies and four new species. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 62(4): 229; figs. 21, 22, 33, 39, 48, 51.