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Species Coleotechnites piceaella - Orange Spruce Needleminer Moth - Hodges#1826

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Classification
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 piceaella (Orange Spruce Needleminer Moth - Hodges#1826)
Hodges Number
1826
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Coleotechnites piceaella (Kearfott, 1903)
Recurvaria piceaella Kearfott, 1903 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #420744
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for the host plant genus (Picea). (1)
Numbers
There are more than 45 species of Coleotechnites in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Wingspan 9.5-12 mm. (1)
Identification
Original description is online as Recurvaria piceaella Kearfott. (1)

Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (3)
Range
Across southern Canada and from Colorado east through much of the northeastern United. States.
Introduced to Great Britian and is now found throughout Europe.
Type locality: USA: New Jersey, Montclair.
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with some collection locations and dates.
Season
Most records of adults are from April to October. (2)
Food
All spruce species including:
blue spruce, Picea pungens Engelm.
Remarks
Considered a pest of blue spruce.
Print References
Kearfott, W.D. 1903. Descriptions of new tineoidea. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 11(3): 155 (1)
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service Bulletin 1985. Insects of Eastern Forests. p. (136) (read online).
Works Cited
1.Descriptions of new Tineoidea.
William Dunham Kearfott. 1903. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 11(3): 145-165.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems