Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1111317

Red Pine Tip Moth
Rhyacionia busckana

Observation date: January 31, 2017
Submitted by: Stott Noble
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: At MV light
Status: Resident
Verified by: jasondroberts
Verified date: June 16, 2018
Coordinator notes: Rhyacionia sp., possibly R. busckana or granti I eliminated granti as a candidate due to granti feeding on Jack Pine (Pinus banksiana) which is found in Canada, US Northeast, and US Great Lakes region, but absent from the Southeast. That would leave busckana and frustrana as the two most likely candidates, with frustrana being less common and having some orange along the grey median band, making busckana the most likely choice. -JDR
Checklist region(s): Jefferson County, United States, Alabama