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59a0737 – 1819   Coleotechnites macleodi (Freeman, 1965)
             Brown Hemlock Needleminer

[T] - reared - Charley Eiseman
Distribution: Northeastern US and eastern Canada. Distribution map includes Coleotechnites nr. macleodi (see Duncan (2006), p. 60), a western needleminer of Tsuga heterophylla (Wetern Hemlock) found in the Pacific Northwest which may be conspecific.
Holotype: Twin Elm, Ontario.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Tsuga canadensis (Eastern Hemlock)
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Pulicalvaria macleodi Freeman, 1965
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Duncan, R.W., 2006. Conifer defoliators of British Columbia. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, British Columbia, 1-359.
  • Freeman T.N., 1965. New Canadian species of Leaf-Mining Lepidoptera of conifers. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera, 4(3): 213.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Coleotechnites macleodi
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