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Species Cydia ingens - Longleaf Pine Seedworm Moth - Hodges#3487

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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 Grapholitini
Genus Cydia
Species ingens (Longleaf Pine Seedworm Moth - Hodges#3487)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cydia ingens (Heinrich, 1926)
Laspeyresia ingens Heinrich, 1926
Adult 17-20mm(1)
SC, GA, FLA, ALA, MISS and probably throughout the range of its favored host(1)
Type locality: St. Petersburg, FL.
mid-March to mid-May(1)
Longleaf pine(1)
Life Cycle
Eggs are laid in rows of 2-9 on scale apophyses of 1-year-old cones. Young larvae bore downward and enter the seeds through the micropyle. Larvae feed during the first 2 instars, each in a seed, vacating it and tunneling through the cone in search of another seed. Before reaching maturity each larva may consume 2-5 seeds. At maturity, the larva bores into the rachis and tunnels toward the base for 1-2 inches.(1)
Overwinter in the larval stage in the tunnel.(1)
One generation per year except for occasional individuals that enter diapause.(1)
See Also
Cydia toreuta has an unbroken pm. fascia.
Print References
Heinrich, 1926:63; pl. 26, fig. 161 (female genitalia). (2)
Works Cited
1.Eastern Forest Insects
Whiteford L. Baker. 1972. U.S. Department of Agriculture · Forest Service.
2.Revision of the North American moths of the subfamilies Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae
Carl Heinrich. 1926. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 132: 1-216.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems