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Species Rhyacionia versicolor - Hodges#2888

Arizona Moth - possible Rhyacionia versicolor Hodges #2888 - Rhyacionia versicolor
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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 versicolor (Rhyacionia versicolor - Hodges#2888)
Hodges Number
2888
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Rhyacionia versicolor Powell, 1978
Phylogenetic sequence #620716
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for its wings "rust orange and tinged with iridescent rose purplish in the distal third." (1)
Size
FWL: 8.4-10mm (male) 10.2-11.6mm (female) (1)
Identification
Adult:  Labial palps elongate ● FW Ground color whitish, irregularly overlaid with golden in transverse striae and rust orange in broad blotches, concentrated near base and beyond middle ● FW Length 3.3 times width, and costa nearly straight ● Female as described for male except larger and FW slightly broader, length 3.0 to 3.1 times width, and the golden banding generally broader and more contrasting than in male. (1)
Holotype                     Paratype
Food
The host is unknown. The locality is a mixed conifer and oak forest with 12 pine species, of which Pinus durangensis and P. cooperi are the most abundant (Thomas 1966). (1)
See Also
This species resembles R. flammicolor in external features, and in female genitalia. However, it can be distinguished from versicolor by the male genitalia. (1)
See pinned images of Rhyacionia on MPG
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images are needed for this moth (2)