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Species Dioryctria erythropasa - Hodges#5848

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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 erythropasa (Dioryctria erythropasa - Hodges#5848)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Coneworm Moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dioryctria erythropasa (Dyar, 1914) (1), (2)
Pinipestis erythropasa Dyar 1914
Dioryctria includes more than 40 species in America north of Mexico. (3)
Wingspan 23-28 mm. (2)
The Heinrich (1956) revised description is available in PDF(2) or view online in the print references below.
The original description as Pinipestis erythropasa Dyar, is also available online.
Arizona. (3), (2)
Mexico to Central America.
Holotype collected in Chiricahua National Forest, Arizona. (2)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Adults are most common in May, and August to September. (3), (2)
The larvae feed on the cones of many Pinus species including Pinus chihuahuana (Chihuahuan pine). (2)
Dioryctria erythropasa larvae are considered a pest of pine tree production from Mexico to Central America.
See Also
Compare on the plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Dyar, H.G. 1914. A new Phycitid injurious to pine. (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus. p. 112.
Heinrich, C. 1956. American Moths of the Subfamily Phycitinae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. 207: 153. (2)
Neunzig, H.H., 2003. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.5, p. 170; pl. 6.15-16. (4)
Internet References
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.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 15.5. Pyraloidea, Pyralidae, Phycitinae
H. H. Neunzig. 2003. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.