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Species Barbara colfaxiana - Douglas-Fir Cone Moth - Hodges#2903

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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 Barbara
Species colfaxiana (Douglas-Fir Cone Moth - Hodges#2903)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Barbara colfaxiana (Kearfott, 1907) (1)
Evetria colfaxiana Kearfott, 1907 (2)
Phylogenetic sequence #620733
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from type location, Colfax, Placer County, California. (2)
The genus Barbara includes three species in America north of Mexico. (3)
Forewing length 7.5-11 mm. (4)
The original description as Evetria colfaxiana Kearfott, is available online in the print references below.
The Heinrich (1956) revised description of Barbara colfaxiana (Kearfott) is available in PDF(1) or read online in the print references below.
Powell & Opler (2009) described the adults as variable in size and pattern. (4)
British Columbia, California, Arizona and Mexico. There is also a northeastern population. (5)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Powell & Opler (2009) reported adults from April to September, with the peak flight from June to July. (4)
Larvae feed on the cones of Pseudotsuga menziesii (Douglas fir), and Abies (true fir) sp. (4)
There are many websites with information on the pest status of Barbara colfaxiana.
Listed as Barbara colfaciana on the California checklist. (5)
Burks & Krombein (1967) listed Barbara colfaxiana as a host for the Braconid Wasp Cotesia petrovae
[Apanteles petrovae].
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Burks, B.D. & K.V. Krombein 1967. Hymenoptera of America north of Mexico. Agriculture Monograph 2: 43.
Heinrich, C. 1956. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae. United States National Museum Bulletin 123: 28. (1)
Kearfott, W.D. 1907. New North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 33(1): 3. (2)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America, p.132, pl.14.39, 14.52. (4)
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.New North American Tortricidae.
William Dunham Kearfott. 1907. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 1-97.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
5.Essig Museum of Entomology, California Moth Species List