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Species Pelochrista russeola - Hodges#3056

3056  - Pelochrista russeola
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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 russeola (Pelochrista russeola - Hodges#3056)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pelochrista russeola (Heinrich, 1929) (1)
Eucosma russeola Heinrich, 1929 (2)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin russus meaning "red" for this "unmarked reddish ocherous species."
Heinrich (1929) listed a wingspan of 20 mm. (2)
Heinrich (1929) original description is online in PDF. (2)
Heinrich (1929) also states "An easily recognized species resembling in color Kearfott's immaculana, but with narrower fore wing, paler hind wing, and quite different genitalia." (2)
Specimen determined by DNA analysis (BOLD). (3)
Described from southern California. (2)
Holotype male: Los Angeles, CA (Karl R. Coolidge, June 11 '21).
Print References
Heinrich, C., 1929. Notes on some North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 75: 6. (2)
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.Notes on some North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae
Carl Heinrich. 1929. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 75(2779): 1-23.
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
4.North American Moth Photographers Group