Identification of the "grey" Dioryctria species of British Columbia (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae)

Stephanie L. Sopow, Robert G. Bennett, Jean-Francois Landry, Bernard Landry


The nine "grey" species of Dioryctria coneworms in British Columbia are difficult to distinguish because of very similar morphologies and confusing taxonomic literature. To aid in identifying these moths, illustrations of male and female genitalia, a key to species or groups based on these characters, and brief descriptions of each species or species group are presented here.

Key words: Dioryctria; coneworm; taxonomy; genitalia; fir; spruce; pine; hemlock; larch

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