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Species Pelochrista guttulana - Speckled Pelochrista moth - Hodges#3009.2

Eucosma guttulana - Pelochrista guttulana Eucosma guttulana - Pelochrista guttulana Speckled Pelochrista, 3009.2 - Pelochrista guttulana Interesting moth seen in sand dunes at South Padre Island, Tx - Pelochrista guttulana Pelochrista guttulana (Speckled Pelochrista) - Pelochrista guttulana Pelochrista guttulana (Speckled Pelochrista) - Pelochrista guttulana Tortricid at blacklight - Pelochrista guttulana
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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 (robinsonana group)
Species guttulana (Speckled Pelochrista moth - Hodges#3009.2)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Speckled Eucosma moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pelochrista guttulana (Blanchard, 1980) (1)
Eucosma guttulana Blanchard(2), 1980
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin guttula meaning "droplets" for the dots of the wings.
Blanchard (1979) listed the forewing length.
♂ 7.5-12.0, mean = 9.5 mm.
♀ 9.0-11.0, mean = 10.3 mm.
Blanchard (1979) original description in PDF.
Heppner (2003) reported the range to include the southeastern United States, Florida to Texas. (3)
Listed on North Carolina checklist.
Holotype ♂ Texas, Kennedy Co., Padre Island National Seashore, 19 July 1976, A. Blanchard & M. E. Blanchard in USNM. (4)
Heppner (2003) reported March to June, August to November. (3)
Heppner (2003) reported the host unknown. (3)
Print References
Blanchard, A. 1980. Five new species of the tribe Eucosmini (Tortricidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 33: 214; figs. 4, 9, 14, 20. PDF
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.André Blanchard (1896- 1986)
Roy O. Kendall. 1987. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 41(4): 219-237.
3.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
4.World Catalogue of Insects, Vol. 5: Tortricidae (Lepidoptera)
John Wesley Brown, Joaquin Baixeras. 2005. Apollo Books.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems