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

European Pine Shoot Moth - Rhyacionia buoliana moth - orangish color - Rhyacionia buoliana European Pine Shoot Moth - Rhyacionia buoliana A Tortricid Moth - Rhyacionia buoliana - female Rhyacionia buoliana European Pine Shoot Moth - Rhyacionia buoliana European Pine Shoot Moth - Rhyacionia buoliana Rhyacionia buoliana
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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 buoliana (European Pine Shoot Moth - Hodges#2867)
Hodges Number
2867
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Rhyacionia buoliana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Tortrix buoliana Denis and Schiffermüller, (1776)
Evetria buoliana
Rhyacionia buoliana
Size
Caterpillar up to 15 mm.
Forewing length 8-11 mm. (1)
Range
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. (1) It also occurs through much of Europe and in a small area in South America. (2)
Type locality: Vicinity of Vienna, Austria. (2)
Habitat
Pine forests.
Season
One generation per year, overwinters as a larva. (1)
Food
Larvae feed on pine (Pinus). (3), (1)
Remarks
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.