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Genus Euzophera

Root Collar Borer - Euzophera ostricolorella Euzophera semifuneralis Euzophera semifuneralis Hodges #5996 - Magnolia Borer Moth - Euzophera magnolialis Euzophera ? - Euzophera Euzophera semifuneralis Euzophera semifuneralis Hodges #5995 - American Plum Borer - Euzophera semifuneralis
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Classification
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 Euzophera
Numbers
7 species in North America (nearctica.com)
Size
wingspan 20-41 mm
Identification
forewing reddish or reddish-brown, often with white lines bordering a grayish band in distal half
Range
southern Canada and all of United States
Habitat
deciduous trees, including ornamental and fruit trees
Season
adults fly from April to November
Food
larvae generally feed on the inner bark of trees
Internet References
live and pinned adult images of E. ostricolorella (Root-Collar Borer) by Larry Line and John Glaser (Mostly Moths of Maryland)
images of all life stages of E. semifuneralis (American Plum Borer) plus overview of biology, damage, control methods (Michigan State U.)