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Species Coleotechnites starki - Hodges#1831

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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 starki (Coleotechnites starki - Hodges#1831 )
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Northern lodgepole needleminer
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Coleotechnites starki (Freeman, 1957)
Recurvaria starki Freeman, 1957
Coleotechnites includes more than 50 species in America north of Mexico. (1)
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (2)
Coleotechnites starki is considered a western species but there are records from eastern states on Moth Photographers Group.
The species is found in close association with lodgepole pine.
Adults are most common from June to August.
Larval host is Pinus contorta Douglas ex Loudon (lodgepole pine).
There are many publications available online that discuss the status as a forest pest.
See Also
Many Coleotechnites species are similar and can be difficult to determine from photos.
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Works Cited
1.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
2.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems