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Species Retinia albicapitana - Northern Pitch Twig Moth - Hodges#2892

Wenzel's Pitch-blister Moth - Hodges#2891 (Retinia wenzeli)? - Retinia albicapitana Wenzel's Pitch-blister Moth - Hodges#2891 (Retinia wenzeli)? - Retinia albicapitana
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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 Retinia
Species albicapitana (Northern Pitch Twig Moth - Hodges#2892)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Nodulier du pin gris
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Retinia albicapitana (Busck, 1914)
Evetria albicapitana Busck, 1914
Petrova albicapitana
Phylogenetic sequence #620722
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet albicapitana from Latin meaning "white head."
Wingspan 16-23 mm. (1)
The Maritime Provinces of Canada to eastern British Columbia, Montana and Idaho. (2)
Adults fly in June and July.
Jack pine, lodgepole pine, mugho pine, ponderosa pine, red pine, scots pine.
Life Cycle
Eggs are laid in June. Larvae take two years to become adults.
This moth is a pest of pine trees.
See Also
Wenzel's Pitch-blister Moth - Hodges#2891 (Retinia virginiana) lacks the dark hindwings of R. albipictana. See images of both species at MPG.
Print References
Busck, A. 1914. Descriptions of new Microlepidoptera of forest trees. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 16(4): 147
Works Cited
1.Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae
Carl Heinrich. 1923. United States National Museum Bulletin 123: 1-298.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.