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Species Dioryctria yatesi - Mountain Pineconeworm Moth - Hodges#5863.6

Unknown moth needs ID from Franklin-Parker Preserve - 5853 – Dioryctria amatella - ? - Dioryctria yatesi
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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 yatesi (Mountain Pineconeworm Moth - Hodges#5863.6)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dioryctria yatesi Mutuura & Munroe, 1979
There are more than 40 species of the genus Dioryctria in America north of Mexico. (1)
Determined by Brian G. Scholtens.
Pennsylvania to Tennessee and Georgia.
The adults are most common from August to October. (1), (2)
The larvae feed on the second year cones of Pinus pungens Lamb. (Table Mountain pine). (2)
Life Cycle
The larvae bore into the cones. (2)
Print References
Mutuura, A. & E. Munroe. 1979. Journal of the Georgia Entomological Society. 14: 290-304.
Neunzig, H.H. 2003. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.5. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 189; pl. 7.15-16. (3)
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.Insects of Eastern Forests
Arnold T. Drooz, (editors). 1985. USDA Forest Service Misc. Publication 1426.
3.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 15.5. Pyraloidea, Pyralidae, Phycitinae
H. H. Neunzig. 2003. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems