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Species Rhyacionia granti - Hodges#2879.1

Rhyacionia sp. - Rhyacionia granti - male Rhyacionia sp. - Rhyacionia granti - male Rhyacionia sp. - Rhyacionia granti - male
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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 Rhyacionia (Pine Tip Moths)
Species granti (Rhyacionia granti - Hodges#2879.1)
Hodges Number
2879.1
Size
FW length 6.5-8.0 mm
Identification
Superficially, R. granti resembles R. zozana (Kearfott), R. fumosana Powell, R. jenningsi Powell, R. adana Heinrich, R. blanchardi Miller, and its sibling, R. busckana. Structurally, it most resembles the last. The two species differ as follows. In R. granti males, antennal pecten is coarser and at least twice as long as that in R. busckana.
Range
found in eastern North America, but the range is rather poorly documented. Populations have been documented in extreme southern Canada (Manitoba; Ontario; Quebec) and in the US from Wisconsin, northern Indiana, and Michigan eastward to New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland (Miller, 1985; Pohl et al., 2018). An apparent southern isolate occurs in Florida.
Food
Red Pine (Pinus resinosa, Scotch Pine (P. sylvestris). collections from the coast are near pocosins with Pond Pine (P. serotina)
In Ontario, the larval host of R. granti is Pinus banksiana Lamb
Print References
(1)
Internet References
(2)
Works Cited
1.Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States, An Identification Guide
Gilligan, Todd M., Donald J. Wright, and Loran D. Gibson. 2008. Ohio Biological Survey, P.O. Box 21370, Columbus, Ohio 43221-0370.
2. Nearctic Rhyacionia Pine Tip Moths: a Revised Identity and a New Species (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)
William E. Miller, University of Minnesota. The Great Lakes Entomologist; Vol 18 No.3, article 3.