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Species Pelochrista seamansi - Hodges#3132.1

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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 seamansi (Pelochrista seamansi - Hodges#3132.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pelochrista seamansi (Wright, 2011) Gilligan & Wright, 2013 (1)
Eucosma seamansi Wright, 2011 (2)
Explanation of Names
Wright (2011) stated, "This species is named after Howard L. Seamans, the head of the Dominion Entomological Laboratory at Lethbridge, Alberta from 1921 to 1938 and the collector of most of the specimens in the type series." (2)
Wright (2011) reported the forewing length. (2)
♂ 7.5–9.0 mm.
♀ 7.2–9.0 mm.
Wright (2011) reported the range to include the Great Plains, from southeastern Alberta to southeastern Manitoba to Iowa. (2)
Holotype ♂, Canada, Alberta, Lethbridge, collected by H.L. Seamans, 13 July 1928, in CNC. (Canadian National Collection). (2)
See Also
Eucosma suadana is nearly identical but smaller and darker. Eucosma suadana occurs in the Central Rocky Mountain and Great Basin region. The range does not overlap with Eucosma seamansi. (2)
Print References
Wright, D.J, 2011. Review of the Eucosma pulveratana (Walsingham) species group, with descriptions of eight new species (Tortricidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society, 65(2): 105; figs. 17–18, 42, 54, 66, 77. (2)
Internet References