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Species Coleotechnites milleri - Lodgepole Needleminer - Hodges#1821

Coleotechnites milleri - Hodges #1821 - Coleotechnites milleri Coleotechnites milleri - Hodges #1821 - Coleotechnites milleri
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
Subfamily Gelechiinae
Tribe Litini
Genus Coleotechnites
Species milleri (Lodgepole Needleminer - Hodges#1821)
Hodges Number
1821
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Coleotechnites milleri (Busck, 1914)
Recurvaria milleri Busck, 1914 (1)
Numbers
There are more than 50 species in America north of Mexico.(2)
Size
Forewing length 5.5-6.5 mm. (2), (Busck)
Identification
The original description as Recurvaria milleri Busck is available online in the print references below.
Forewing is pale gray with fine short black streaks. (2)
Range
Western United States and Canada. (3)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
The main flight is from April to August. (2)
Food
Larvae feed on lodgepole pine, Pinus contorta Douglas ex Loudon. (Busck)
Remarks
Considered a very destructive pest of lodgepole pine and has been a major problem in Yosemite National Park.
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Busck, A. 1914. Descriptions of new microlepidoptera of forest trees. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 16: 144. (1)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. p. 87, Pl. 7.44. (2)
Works Cited
1.Descriptions of new Microlepidoptera of forest trees
August Busck. 1914. Proceedings of The Entomological Society of Washington 16: 143-150.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.Essig Museum of Entomology, California Moth Species List