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Species Coleotechnites laricis - Orange Larch Tubemaker Moth - Hodges#1816

Orange Larch Tubemaker Moth - Coleotechnites laricis
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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 laricis (Orange Larch Tubemaker Moth - Hodges#1816)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Coleotechnites laricis (Freeman, 1965)
Pulicalvaria laricis Freeman, 1965
Description and photo of larva in PDF. (1)
Northeastern United States and southeastern Canada to Ontario. (2), (3), (4), (5)
Adults are most common from May to July. (3)
Larix sp. (larch [tamarack]). (1), (1)
Life Cycle
One generation per year. The larvae are leaf miners. (1)
Print References
Pohl, G.R., Bird, C.D., Landry, J-F, & G. Anweiler. 2005. New records of microlepidoptera in Alberta, Canada. Journal of The Lepidopterists' Society, 59: 69. (5)
Works Cited
1.Caterpillars on the Foliage of Conifers in the Northeastern United States (Revised).
Chris T. Maier, Carol R. Lemmon, Jeff. M. Fengler, Dale F. Schweitzer. Richard, C. Reardon. 2011. USDA FHTET-2011-07: 1-153.
2.Forest insect and disease surveys in the eastern region of Ontario
C. A. Barnes. 1976. Canadian Forest Service 1-19.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Assessment of species diversity in the Atlantic Maritime Ecozone
McAlpine D.F., Smith I.M. (eds.). 2010. Canadian Science Publishing (NRC Research Press). 785 pp.
5.New records of Microlepidoptera in Alberta Canada
Gregory R. Pohl, Charles D. Bird, Jean-Francois Landry, Gary G. Anweiler. 2005. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 59(2): 61-82.
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
7.Checklist of Gelechiidae (Lepidoptera) in America North of Mexico
Lee S., Hodges R.W., Brown R.L. 2009. Zootaxa 2231: 1–39.