Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1083171

Pine Needleminer Moth
Exoteleia pinifoliella

Observation date: June 01, 2016
Submitted by: Allen Belden
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Older urban neighborhood with large trees. Attracted to mercury vapor light. There is no Pinus palustris -- the reported food for Exoteleia chillcotti (BugGuide) -- in this part of Virginia, but there is abundant Piuns taeda in my neighborhood.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: June 02, 2016
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Virginia, Richmond