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Species Retinia albicapitana - Northern Pitch Twig Moth - Hodges#2892

Wenzel's Pitch-blister Moth - Hodges#2891 (Retinia wenzeli)? - Retinia albicapitana Wenzel's Pitch-blister Moth - Hodges#2891 (Retinia wenzeli)? - Retinia albicapitana
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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 Retinia
Species albicapitana (Northern Pitch Twig Moth - Hodges#2892)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Nodulier du pin gris
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Petrova albicapitana (Busck)
Wingspan 14-21 mm
In Canada, the range extends from Nova Scotia to interior British Columbia and northward, probably into the southern parts of the Northwest Territories. In the United States, it extends as far south as Montana and the Lake States.
Adults fly in June and July.
jack pine, lodgepole pine, mugho pine, ponderosa pine, red pine, scots pine
Life Cycle
Eggs are laid in June. Larvae take two years to become adults.
This moth is a pest of pine trees.
See Also
Wenzel's Pitch-blister Moth - Hodges#2891 (Retinia wenzeli) lacks the dark hindwings of R. albipictana. See images of both species at MPG.
Internet References
Live and pinned adults at Moth Photographers Group .

Information on identification of adults, larvae, and life history at Natural Resources Canada