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Species Pelochrista hasseanthi - Hodges#3109

Moth for ID - Pelochrista hasseanthi
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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
Species hasseanthi (Pelochrista hasseanthi - Hodges#3109 )
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pelochrista hasseanthi (Clarke, 1952) (1)
Eucosma hasseanthi Clarke, 1952 (2)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for the former generic placement of host plant (Hasseanthus). (2)
Clarke (1952) listed the wingspan as 24-26 mm. (2)
California. (3)
Holotype ♂, California, Orange County, collected W. Hower, 23 Aug 1936. (2)
May, July to October.
Larval host is variegated liveforever (Dudleya variegatus). (2)
See Also
Eucosma biplagiata lacks the reticulated pattern.
Eucosma primulana has a distinctive apical mark.
Print References
Clarke, J.F.G., 1952. Two new species of Olethreutidae from California (Lepidoptera). Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 51: 60; plate 14, figs. 1, 3. (2)
Powell, J.A. & P.A., Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, pl. 15, fig. 30; p. 135. (4)