Larva - slender, green with pale gray-green dorsal and addorsal lines, mimicking pine needles. (2), (3)
Adult - see description at E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum in Internet References. (2)
Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario west to eastern British Columbia, south to Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Maine and Massachusetts, and through the mountains of West Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina and northern Georgia. (4), (3)
Lodgepole and jack pine forest, common throughout the Canadian Prairies. (2), (3)
Adults fly in spring, peaking in early to mid June. (2)
Larvae feed on various species of pine, including lodgepole pine (Pinus contortus) and jack pine (Pinus banksiana), hemlock, tamarack and spruce. (2), (3)
Contributed by Randy Hardy on 7 June, 2011 - 2:16pm Additional contributions by Steve Nanz Last updated 22 January, 2019 - 8:47pm
Disclaimer: Dedicated naturalists volunteer their time and resources here to provide this service. We strive to provide accurate information, but we are mostly just amateurs attempting to make sense of a diverse natural world. If you need expert professional advice, contact your local extension office.