Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Coleotechnites atrupictella (Dietz, 1900)

Family: Gelechiidae
Subfamily: Gelechiinae
Identification: Forewing whitish with black trapezoidal patch halfway along costa, partially filled with ground color; AM line black, diffuse, angles backward (distally) from costa to inner margin; legs dark with several white bands
Wing Span:
Life History:
Flight: July to early September
Caterpillar Hosts: leaves of conifers: Black Spruce, Engelmann Spruce, Red Spruce, White Spruce, Lodgepole Pine, Ponderosa Pine, Shore Pine, Western Hemlock, Douglas-fir, Subalpine Fir
Adult Food:
Habitat: coniferous and mixed forests
Range: Newfoundland to British Columbia and northern United States; type specimen collected in Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: None.