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Species Eucopina siskiyouana - Fir Cone Borer - Hodges#3075

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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 Eucopina
Species siskiyouana (Fir Cone Borer - Hodges#3075)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eucopina siskiyouana (Kearfott, 1907) (1)
Evetria siskiyouana Kearfott, 1907 (2)
Eucosma siskiyouana
Barbara colfaxiana siskiyouana
Phylogenetic sequence #621062
Explanation of Names
The specific name refers to the holotypes collection location in Siskiyou County, California.
Wingspan 21-22 mm. (2)
Forewing length 9-11.5 mm. (3)
Adult - forewing filled with mosaic pattern of irregular whitish patches against a dark background, giving a unique flagstone patio effect (the patches are edged in black, and the small intervening spaces are reddish-brown); hindwing dark brownish-gray.
British Columbia to California(4), Utah(5), and Arizona. (6)
Type locality: Siskiyou County, California.
Mid-elevations of western mountains. (3)
The larvae feed in cones of Abies concolor (Gord. & Glend.) Lindl. ex Hildebr. (white fir) and likely others. (3)
See Also
Barbara colfaxiana
Print References
Gilligan, T.M., Wright, D.J., Munz, J., Yakobson, K. & M.P. Simmons, 2014. Molecular phylogeny and revised classification of Eucosma (Hübner) and related genera (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Eucosmini). Systematic Entomology 39(1): 61. (1)
Kearfott, W.D., 1907. New Micro-Lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist 39(3): 77 (2)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.15.11m, p.134 (3)
Internet References
common name reference (USDA Forest Service)
Noble Fir as foodplant (USDA Forest Service)
Works Cited
1.Molecular phylogeny and revised classification of Eucosma (Hübner) and related genera (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Eucosmini)
Todd M. Gilligan, Donald J. Wright, Jacob Munz, Kendra Yakobson, Mark P. Simmons. 2014. Systematic Entomology, 39(1): 49–67.
2.New micro-leidoptera
W.D. Kearfott. 1907. The Canadian Entomologist 39(1-6): 1-9, 53-60, 77-84, 121-128, 153-160, 211-212.
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
4.Essig Museum of Entomology, California Moth Species List
5.Survey of Utah Moth Species
6.North American Moth Photographers Group
7.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems