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Species Retinia comstockiana - Pitch Twig Moth - Hodges#2889

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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 Retinia
Species comstockiana (Pitch Twig Moth - Hodges#2889)
Hodges Number
2889
Other Common Names
Pitch-pine branch miner
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Retinia comstockiana Fernald, 1879
Petrova comstockiana (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #620719
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet in honor of Professor J. Henry Comstock, "who found the larvae boring in the stems of Pinus rigida at Ithaca."
Size
Wingspan 14-20 mm. (1)
Range
Records from Eastern United States, South Carolina and Tennessee north to Maine. (2)
Type locality: Ithaca, NY.
Food
Larval hosts are pitch pine (Pinus rigida), loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) and Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris). (1)
Print References
Fernald, C.H. 1879. Tortricidae. The Canadian Entomologist 11(8): 157-158