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Species Cydia toreuta - Eastern Pine Seedworm Moth - Hodges#3486

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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 Grapholitini
Genus Cydia
Species toreuta (Eastern Pine Seedworm Moth - Hodges#3486)
Hodges Number
3486
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cydia toreuta (Grote, 1873)
Penthina toreuta Grote, 1873 (1)
Laspeyresia toreuta (2)
Carpocaspa toreuta
Size
Wingspan about 13-15 mm. (2)
Range
Records from the eastern United States and southeastern Canada. (3)
Season
Adults emerge late May and early June(4)
Food
Larvae feed on the seeds of Pinus resinosa, Pinus virginiana and Pinus banksiana. (5)
Life Cycle
Eggs are deposited over the cone surface. Young larvae bore into the upper part of the 2nd-year cones and enter the seeds to feed. Older larvae bore around the cone through the bases of scales, feeding on available seeds. Pupation occurs in spring.(4)
Overwinter as full-grown larva in the woody axis of the cone.(4)
Remarks
A braconid parasite, Phanerotoma sp., may destroy a high percentrage of the full-grown larvae.(4)
Print References
Grote, A.R., 1873. Contributions to a knowledge of North American moths. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences. 1: 92. (1)
Internet References
Wikipedia - photo of larva
BOLD - DNA sequenced pinned adults
Works Cited
1.VI. Contributions to a knowledge of North American moths.
Augustus Radcliffe Grote. 1873. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences 1: 73-94.
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.Eastern Forest Insects
Whiteford L. Baker. 1972. U.S. Department of Agriculture · Forest Service.
5.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database