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Species Rhyacionia neomexicana - Southwestern Pine Tip Moth - Hodges#2873

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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 Rhyacionia (Pine Tip Moths)
Species neomexicana (Southwestern Pine Tip Moth - Hodges#2873)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Rhyacionia neomexicana (Dyar, 1903)
Evetria neomexicana Dyar, 1903
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is Latinized "New Mexico" for the type location.
There are 24 described Rhyacionia species listed for America north of Mexico. (1)
Forewing length: (2)
♂ 12.5-13.5 mm.
♀ 8.5-10 mm.
The original description as Evetria neomexicana Dyar, is available online in the print references below.
Northern Arizona and New Mexico, north to Montana and southwestern North Dakota.(3), (2)
Type locality: Las Vegas, New Mexico (Cockerell).
The adults fly March to May in the south (Jennings 1975)(4); June in the north (Keen 1952). (3), (2)
Larval host is Pinus ponderosa (Ponderosa pine). (2)
There are many online references with information on the pest status of Rhyacionia neomexicana.
Print References
Dyar, H.G. 1903. Notes on Crambus offectalis Hulst and allied forms. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 5: 286 .
Powell, J.A. 1978. Nearctic pine tip moths of the genus Rhyacionia: Biosystematic review (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae, Olethreutinae). United States Department of Agriculture. p. 14, figs. 11, 12, 47, 68, map 5. (3)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. p. 131, pl. 14.48, 14.49. (2)
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.Nearctic pine tip moths of the genus Rhyacionia: Biosystematic review (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae, Olethreutinae)
Powell, Jerry A. 1978. United States Department of Agriculture.
4.Life history and habits of the southwestern pine tip moth, Rhyacionia neomexicana (Dyar) (Lepidoptera: Olethreutidae)
D. T. Jennings. 1975. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 83(3): 597-606.