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Species Dioryctria pygmaeella - Bald Cypress Coneworm Moth - Hodges#5849

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Phycitinae
Tribe Phycitini
Genus Dioryctria
Species pygmaeella (Bald Cypress Coneworm Moth - Hodges#5849)
Hodges Number
5849
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dioryctria pygmaeella Ragonot, 1887
Pinipestis pygmaeella Ragonot, 1887
Numbers
There are more than 40 Dioryctria species found in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Wingspan 15-21 mm. (2)
Identification
The Heinrich (1956) revised description of Dioryctria pygmaeella Ragonot, is available in PDF or read online at the link in the print references below. (2)
Range
Maryland to Florida and Arkansas and Texas. (3), (1), (4), (2)
Season
Adults are most often reported from May to October; March to November in Florida. (1), (2)
Food
Larvae feed on the cones of bald cypress, (Taxidium [distichum] aistichum). (5), (2), (6)
Other hosts include;
Pond cypress, (Taxodium ascendens) Brongn. (6)
Eastern redcedar, (Juniperus virginiana L.). (4)
Life Cycle
Three broods in the southern areas. (5), (6)
See Also
Dioryctria caesirufella is more blueish-gray. (7)
Print References
Blanchard, A., & E.C. Knudson. A new species of Dioryctria zeller (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae) from Texas. Proceedings of The Entomological Society of Washington 85(1): p. 119, figs. 3-4, 14-18. (7)
Heinrich, C. 1956. American Moths of the Subfamily Phycitinae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. 207: 154. (2)
Hulst, G.D. 1987. The Phycitidae of North America. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 17: 136.
Merkel, E.P. 1982. Biology of the bald cypress cone worm, Dioryctria pygmaeella Ragonot (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), in north Florida.
Neunzig, H.H., 2003. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.5, p. 194; pl. 3.23-24.(8)
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.American moths of the subfamily Phycitinae
Carl Heinrich. 1956. United States National Museum Bulletin 207: 1-581.
3.Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida
4.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
5.Biology and management of North American cone-feeding Dioryctria species
C. M. Whitehouse, A. D. Roe, W. B. Strong, M. L. Evenden, F . A. H. Sperling. 2011. The Canadian Entomologist 143(1): 1-34.
6.Insects of Eastern Forests
Arnold T. Drooz, (editors). 1985. USDA Forest Service Misc. Publication 1426.
7.A new species of Dioryctria zeller (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae) from Texas
André Blanchard, Edward C. Knudson. 1983. Proceedings of The Entomological Society of Washington 85(1): 116-120.
8.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 15.5. Pyraloidea, Pyralidae, Phycitinae
H. H. Neunzig. 2003. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.