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Species Rhyacionia subtropica - Subtropical Pine Tip Moth - Hodges#2869

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Classification
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 Rhyacionia (Pine Tip Moths)
Species subtropica (Subtropical Pine Tip Moth - Hodges#2869)
Hodges Number
2869
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Rhyacionia subtropica Miller, 1961 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for this subtropical and "southernmost occurring pine tip moth."
Size
Forewing length: (1)
♂ 5-8 mm.
♀ 5.5-9.5 mm.
Identification
The original description of Rhyacionia subtropica Miller, is available online in PDF. (1)
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A variable species that can be difficult to distinguish from Rhyacionia rigidana where the ranges overlap.
Forewing costa is brown with 10-12 white spots along the length. Rust brown patch at apex. Terminal line is brown and subterminal line is white. V or Y shaped rusty brown patch along costa about 1/3 distance from apex.
Larvae of Rhyacionia subtropica and R. rigidana can not be distinguished.
Range
Mississippi to Florida and South Carolina. (1), (2), (3), (4)
There is some overlap with the range of Rhyacionia rigidana along the northern line.
Cuba; British Honduras
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Three flights of December to March, May to August and September to October. (1)
Food
Larval host is Pinus L. sp. (5), (6), (1)
See Also
Rhyacionia rigidana

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