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Species Coleotechnites apicitripunctella - Green Hemlock Needleminer Moth - Hodges#1789

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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 Gelechiinae
Tribe Litini
Genus Coleotechnites
Species apicitripunctella (Green Hemlock Needleminer Moth - Hodges#1789)
Hodges Number
1789
Size
wingspan of 12mm(1)
Larva is 6mm(1)
Range
Quebec and NE USA.(1)
Season
early June to mid-July(1)
Food
Hemlock and cypress(1)
Life Cycle
The larva feed thru summer and fall, mining the leaves and webbing them together to form broad, flat nests. A nest may contain 6-8 mined leaves where the larvae spend the winter.(1)
One generation per year.(1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Eastern Forest Insects
Whiteford L. Baker. 1972. U.S. Department of Agriculture · Forest Service.