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Species Rhyacionia rigidana - Pitch Pine Tip Moth - Hodges#2868

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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 rigidana (Pitch Pine Tip Moth - Hodges#2868)
Hodges Number
2868
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Rhyacionia rigidana (Fernald, 1880)
Retinia rigidana Fernald, 1880
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for the host plant Pinus rigida.
Size
Wingspan ♀ 18 mm.
Range
Records from Maine to Florida, west to Indiana and Mississippi. (1)
Food
Larvae mine the terminal shoots of at least 10 species of pine. (2)
Print References
Fernald, C.H., 1880. The pitch pine Retinia. Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture, 1879: 237.