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Species Rhyacionia buoliana - European Pine Shoot Moth - Hodges#2867

Unknown reddish Tortricid no. 2 - Rhyacionia buoliana Moth 7/7.1 - Rhyacionia buoliana Rhyacionia buoliana European Pine Shoot Moth - Rhyacionia buoliana European Pine Shoot Moth - Rhyacionia buoliana moth - Rhyacionia buoliana - female genitalia - Rhyacionia buoliana - female Leaf Roller Moth of some type? - Rhyacionia buoliana
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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 buoliana (European Pine Shoot Moth - Hodges#2867)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Rhyacionia buoliana (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Tortrix buoliana Denis and Schiffermüller, 1775 (1)
Evetria buoliana
Rhyacionia buoliana
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of entomologist Baron Buol of Vienna, who studied its "injurious work during the latter part of the eighteenth century." (2)
Caterpillar up to 15 mm.
Forewing length 8-11 mm. (3)
Introduced to the northeast United States in the early 1900's, spread to the Pacific Northwest where its known from southern British Columbia to coastal Oregon. (3) It also occurs through much of Europe and in a small area in South America. (4)
Type locality: Vicinity of Vienna, Austria. (4)
Pine forests.
One generation per year, overwinters as a larva. (3)
Larvae feed on pine (Pinus). (5), (3)
The first 2 caterpillar instars feed on the needles, then bore into the shoot to hibernate for the winter.
Introduced from Europe more than a hundred years ago.
Print References
Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung eines systematischen Werkes von den Schmetterlingen der Wienergegend: 128. (1)
Works Cited
1.Systematisches Verzeichniß der Schmetterlinge der Wienergegend.
Michael Denis & Ignaz Schiffermüller. 1775. Augustin Bernardi, Wien. pp.323.
2.Dictionary of natural history terms with their derivations, including the various orders, genera, and species.
David H. McNicoll. 1863. Lovell Reeve & Company.
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
4.Nearctic pine tip moths of the genus Rhyacionia: Biosystematic review (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae, Olethreutinae)
Powell, Jerry A. 1978. United States Department of Agriculture.
5.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database