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Species Pelochrista shastana - Hodges#3095

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 shastana (Pelochrista shastana - Hodges#3095)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pelochrista shastana (Walsingham, 1879) (1)
Eucosma shastana (Walsingham, 1879) (2)
Paedisca shastana Walsingham, 1879
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for the type locality, Mount Shasta, California. (2)
Walsingham (1879) listed a wingspan of 27 mm. (2), (3)
Eucosma shastana has a broader pretornal patch than Eucosma biquadrana.
The postmedian band connects to the apical spot.
The overall color is reddish-brown compared to the brown of Eucosma biquadrana.
Lectotype ♂, designated by Wright (2010), California, Siskiyou County, Mt. Shasta, 2 Aug.– 1 Sept. 1871, Walsingham, British Museum of Natural History. (4)
Wright (2010) reported August to September. (5), (4)
Wright (2010) reported the larval host plant is unknown. (4)
Print References
Walsingham, L., 1879. Illustrations of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the British Museum. 4: 46. (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): 217, 230; figs. 23, 40, 49. (4)
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.North-American Torticidae
Thomas, Lord Walsingham. 1879. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum. 4.
3.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.
4.Nearctic Eucosmini (Tortricidae) associated with Pelochrista occipitana (Zeller) and Eucosma biquadrana ...
Donald J. Wright. 2008. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 62(4): 216–231.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group