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Species Cydia laricana - Hodges#3449

Eastern Pine Seedworm Moth - Hodges#3486 - Cydia laricana tortricid - Cydia laricana 3449 - Cydia laricana Cydia candana - Cydia laricana - female Cydia candana - Cydia laricana Cydia candana - Cydia laricana Cydia laricana genitalia - Cydia laricana - female
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Classification
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 Grapholitini
Genus Cydia
Species laricana (Cydia laricana - Hodges#3449)
Hodges Number
3449
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cydia laricana (Busck, 1916)
Laspeyresia laricana Busck, 1916 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for the host plant, from Latin laricinus meaning "larch-like."
Size
Wingspan 14-17 mm. (1)
Identification
The original description as Laspeyresia laricana Busck is available online. (1)
Range
Montana; Florida. (2)
Indiana and New Jersey. (3)
Type locality: USA: Montana, Evaro (bred by Mr. Brunner from Larix occidentalis). (4)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Heppner (2003) reported February to April, July to October. (2)
Food
The larval host plants include: (2)
Larix occidentalis (western larch) Pinaceae.
Pseudotsuga [taxifolia] menziesii (Douglas fir) Pinaceae.
Remarks
Possibly more than one species involved. The type locality is Evaro, MT. It's range extends to the Northwest. The host plants are Larix occidentalis and Pseudotsuga taxifolia(5) both of which are absent in much of the reported eastern range. Eastern specimens are currently interpreted as laricana based on genitalic illustrations in Heinrich.
See Also
Cydia candana has the white costal markings more evenly distributed, not paired, giving the coastal margin a whitish appearance. In laricana the markings are paired and often fused, one pair at the start of the median fascia (anti-median), which is not always present, followed by four more.
Print References
Busck, A., 1916. Descriptions of new North American Microlepidoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 18: p. 152. (1)
Heinrich, C., 1926. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 132: 45; figs. 155, 317 (genitalia). (5)
Works Cited
1.Descriptions of new North American Microlepidoptera
August Busck. 1916. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 18: 147-154.
2.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.World Catalogue of Insects, Vol. 5: Tortricidae (Lepidoptera)
John Wesley Brown, Joaquin Baixeras. 2005. Apollo Books.
5.Revision of the North American moths of the subfamilies Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae
Carl Heinrich. 1926. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 132: 1-216.