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51a0706 – 2879   Rhyacionia busckana Heinrich, 1923
             Red Pine Tip Moth

- gen. - Ken Childs
Similar Species:
  • Rhyacionia granti male has antennal pecten length at least two-fold antennal segment length (Miller 1985).
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Rhyacionia busckana Heinrich, 1923
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 85.95. (out of print)
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Miller, W.E., 1985. Nearctic Rhyacionia Pine Tip Moths: a Revised Identity and a New Species (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). The Great Lakes Entomologist, 18(3): 119-122.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Rhyacionia busckana
12mm – Jim Vargo

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