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Species Dioryctria clarioralis - Blister Coneworm - Hodges#5863.1

Blister Coneworm Moth - Dioryctria clarioralis Dioryctria clarioralis unknown moth - Dioryctria clarioralis Hodges #5863 - Dioryctria clarioralis? - Dioryctria clarioralis Hodges #5863.1 - Blister Coneworm Moth - Dioryctria clarioralis Dioryctria clarioralis Dioryctria clarioralis Dioryctria clarioralis
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Phycitinae
Tribe Phycitini
Genus Dioryctria
Species clarioralis (Blister Coneworm - Hodges#5863.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
brunneella - (Dyar, 1904) invalid junior synonym
Adults wingspan is 22-29mm(1)
Larvae are about 18mm(1)
Throughout the south(1)
Buds, conelets, and cones of longleaf, slash, loblolly, and shortleaf pines.(1)
Life Cycle
Overwinter as larvae in conelets.(1)
Pupations takes place inside hollowed-out cones or conelets or in silken cocoons.(1)
3 generations per year(1)
A characteristic of this species is the presence of resin-coated silk over the entrance hole in which ejected frass is accumulated.(1)
Cone damage is nearly identical to that caused by D. zimmermani(1)
Works Cited
1.Eastern Forest Insects
Whiteford L. Baker. 1972. U.S. Department of Agriculture · Forest Service.