Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Orange Spruce Needleminer
Coleotechnites piceaella (Kearfott, 1903)

Family: Gelechiidae
Subfamily: Gelechiinae
Wing Span: 0.95-1.2 cm
Life History:
Caterpillar Hosts: All spruce species including blue spruce, Picea pungens Engelm.
Adult Food:
Range: Across southern Canada and from Colorado east through much of the northeastern United States.
Management Needs:
Comments: Considered a pest of blue spruce.
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