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Tortricidae
621372.003486Cydia toreuta (Grote, 1873) – Eastern Pine Seedworm

Nolie Schneider
Description/
Field Marks:
Dorsal half of forewing shows a gap between the st. band and the black terminal line. There are usually two short coastal bars between the st. band and the pm. band and an unbroken pm. band. See illustration and full description at the Moths of North Carolina.
Genitalia: See TortAI species page at idtools.org
Similar Species:
  • Cydia ingens (Heinrich, 1926) - dorsal half of forewing has no gap between the st. band and the black terminal line; usually one coastal bar between the st. band and the pm. band; pm. band broken.
  • Cydia piperana Kearfott, 1907 is a western species.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Penthina toreuta Grote, 1873
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Gilligan, T. M. & M. E. Epstein, 2014. Tortricids of Agricultural Importance to the United States (TortAI). Identification Technology Program (ITP), USDA/APHIS/PPQ/CPHST, Fort Collins, CO, species page at idtools.org.
  • Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 183.303. (out of print)
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina (identification, habitats and life history) - website
Cydia toreuta
Jason Dombroskie
Cydia toreuta
Nolie Schneider
Cydia toreuta
Nolie Schneider
Cydia toreuta
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