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EENY325: Southern Pine Coneworm, Dioryctria amatella (Hulst) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Pyralidae

Figure 4. Diagram of major aspects of comple life cycle of the southern pine coneworm, Dioryctria amatella (Hulst) On loblolly pine, the cones-to-gall cycle (left) is typical; in slash and longleaf pines, a variety of additional host plants parts may be fed upon in the spring (from Hedlin et al. 1981).

Credit: Hedlin et al. 1981