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Species Rhyacionia buoliana - European Pine Shoot Moth - Hodges#2867

European Pine Shoot Moth - Rhyacionia buoliana A Tortricid Moth - Rhyacionia buoliana - female European Pine Shoot Moth - Rhyacionia buoliana European Pine Shoot Moth - Hodges#2867 - Rhyacionia buoliana Moth - Rhyacionia buoliana Rhyacionia buoliana European Pine Shoot Moth - Rhyacionia buoliana Rhyacionia buoliana
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Classification
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 Rhyacionia (Pine Tip Moths)
Species buoliana (European Pine Shoot Moth - Hodges#2867)
Hodges Number
2867
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Evetria buoliana
Size
caterpillar up to 15mm
wingspan approx 18 mm
Range
Eastern North America and western Canada.
Habitat
Pine forests.
Season
One generation per year, overwinters as a larva.
Food
Most pines
Remarks
The first 2 caterpillar instars feed on the needles, then bore into the shoot to hibernate for the winter.
Introduced from Europe more than a hundred years ago.
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