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51a0737.8 – 3075   Eucopina siskiyouana (Kearfott, 1907)
             Fir Cone Borer

John Davis
Distribution: OR, CA, AZ, CO - Powell (1968)
Type locality: Siskiyou Co., CA; Koebele, OR.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Abies concolor and possibly other Abies. Keen (1958) -
Field Marks:
See Powell (1968), p. 24; Fig. 7; PI. II, figs. 4, 5; PI. IV, figs. 11, 12; PI. VI, fig. 20
Genitalia: See Powell (1968)
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Evetria siskiyouana Kearfott, 1907
Taxonomic Notes: Eucopina siskiyouana: Formerly placed in the genus Eucosma, Gilligan et al. (2013), Zootaxa, 3746(2): 301-337.
  • 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, T.M. & D.J. Wright, 2013. Revised world catalogue of Eucopina, Eucosma, Pelochrista, and Phaneta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Eucosmini). Zootaxa, 3746(2): 301-337.
  • Kearfott, W.D., 1907. New Microlepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist, 39: 77.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 15.11m; p. 134. Book Review and ordering
  • Powell, J.A., 1968. Host associations and taxonomy of Nearctic conifer cone moths in the genus Eucosma (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Hilgardia, 39(1): 1-36.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Eucopina siskiyouana
John Davis
Eucopina siskiyouana
John Davis
Eucopina siskiyouana
CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
Eucopina siskiyouana
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