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Species Argyrotaenia pinatubana - Pine Tube Moth - Hodges#3602

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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 Tortricinae
Tribe Archipini
Genus Argyrotaenia
Species pinatubana (Pine Tube Moth - Hodges#3602)
Hodges Number
3602
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Argyrotaenia pinatubana (Kearfott, 1905)
Eulia pinatubana Kearfott, 1905 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #620261
Explanation of Names
Specific and common names for the tubes of pine needles constructed by the larva.
Size
Wingspan about 12-17 mm. (2)
Range
Eastern United States and southeastern Canada where ever white pine can be found. (2)
Food
Larvae tie together and feed on needles of white pine (Pinus strobus).
Life Cycle
See Chambers (1890) in Print References for life history, under Gelechia pinafoliella Chambers, as Kearfott recommends in his original description.
Print References
Chambers, V.T. 1890. The pine leaf miner. Fifth report of the United States Entomological Commission. 126. 793-797
Kearfott, W.D. 1905. New tortricids. The Canadian Entomologist 37(1): 9 (1)
Works Cited
1.New tortricids.
William Dunham Kearfott. 1905. The Canadian Entomologist 37(1): 9-11.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group