Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Fall Fund Drive

TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Battaristis vittella - Hodges#2229

Twirler Moth - Hodges #2229 - Battaristis vittella 2229 - Battaristis vittella? - Battaristis vittella Micromoth - Battaristis vittella Battaristis vittella - Hodges #2229 (Battaristis vittella) - Battaristis vittella Battaristis vittella Stripe-backed Moth - Battaristis vittella Moth - Battaristis vittella Battaristis vittella, 2229 - Battaristis vittella
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
Subfamily Anacampsinae
Tribe Anacampsini
Genus Battaristis
Species vittella (Battaristis vittella - Hodges#2229)
Hodges Number
2229
Size
8-10 mm wingspan. Caterpillars are 4-6 mm long.
Identification
The adults have bright red eyes. The forewings are cinnamon brown and traversed by gray bands.
Range
Widely distributed throughout the eastern United States and southern Canada
Food
The larvae feed on the buds and cones of various pine species.
Life Cycle
The moths overwinter as larvae in a tunnel in a bud or cone. They pupate in the spring, and adults appear in May.
Print References
(1)
Works Cited
1.Eastern Forest Insects
Whiteford L. Baker. 1972. U.S. Department of Agriculture · Forest Service.