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Species Pelochrista galenapunctana - Hodges#3045

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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 (albiguttana group)
Species galenapunctana (Pelochrista galenapunctana - Hodges#3045)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pelochrista galenapunctana (Kearfott, 1908) (1)
Eucosma galenapunctana Kearfott, 1908 (2)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "lead-colored dots" for the "horizontal rows of blackish leaden dots" on the wings." (2)
Kearfott (1908) reported the wingspan 17-24 mm. (2)
Kearfott's (1908) original description is available in PDF.(2) A more detailed discussion of the complexities of this species and its relatives can be found in the Wright & Gilligan MONA fascicle.[cite:1636722]
NOTE (3/11/2022): The majority (all?) of images of "galenapunctana" on BG appear to be in error; they all match the widespread Pelochrista comatulana of Wright & Gilligan (2017 MONA fascicle).
A characteristic galenapunctana matching examples in the MONA fascicle can be seen in this iNaturalist observation.
Colorado and western Texas to southern California. (3)
Types from Denver and Clear Creek, Colorado. (2)
The main flight period appears to be May to August. (3), (2)
Kearfott (1908) collected specimens in July and August. (2)
Print References
Kearfott, W.D., 1908. New North American Tortricidæ and Tineina. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 16, p. 169. (2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group(3) – images of live and pinned adults
The Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD)(4) - images of pinned DNA supported specimens
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 North American Tortricidæ and Tineina
W. D. Kearfott. 1908. Journal of The New York Entomological Society, 16: 167-188.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems