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Species Dioryctria ebeli - South Coastal Coneworm - Hodges#5863.4

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Classification
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 ebeli (South Coastal Coneworm - Hodges#5863.4)
Hodges Number
5863.4
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1979 by Akira Muutura and Eugene Monroe as Dioryctria ebeli. Earlier references to Dioryctria abietella and Dioryctria abietivorella said to inadvertently include this species.
Range
FL, southern parts of SC,GA,AL,MS, and southeastern part of LA
Food
Larvae feed on developing cones (and in the winter on galls from fusiform rust) in pine trees. Occasionally found on young growing tips of branches.