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Species Dioryctria zimmermani - Zimmerman Pine Moth - Hodges#5852

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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 zimmermani (Zimmerman Pine Moth - Hodges#5852 )
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dioryctria zimmermani (Grote, 1877) (1), (2)
Nephopteryx zimmermani Grote, 1877
Wingspan to 25-37 mm. (2)
Revised description by Heinrich (1956), is online. (2)
California to British Columbia, and throughout the Northeast.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Associated with pine forests and Christmas tree farms. (3)
Adults are most often reported from June to October. (4)
Larvae feed on all Pine species, especially Austrian and Scotch Pine. (3)
Life Cycle
Adults moths emerge in late summer and deposit eggs on the bark. The larvae do not feed after hatching and only spin a silken chamber in which to overwinter. The larval feeding begins in spring. (3), (2)
Dioryctria zimmermanni was first found in Indiana in 1956 and has become a serious pest concern for Christmas tree growers.
There are many websites with information on the pest status.
Print References
Heinrich, C. 1956. American Moths of the Subfamily Phycitinae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. p. (155), (2)
Works Cited
1.American species of Dioryctria (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) Western Canadian species of the Zimmermani group
Akira Mutuura, Eugene Munroe, D. A. Ross. 1969. The Canadian Entomologist 101(10): 1009-1023.
2.American moths of the subfamily Phycitinae
Carl Heinrich. 1956. United States National Museum Bulletin 207: 1-581.
3.Biology and behavior of Zimmerman pine moth, Dioryctria zimmermani in Michigan.
R. B. Carlson, J. W. Butcher. 1967. The Canadian Entomologist 99(5): 529-536.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group