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    Description

    The red pine shoot moth, Dioryctria resinosella, feeds on newly expanding shoots and cones of red pine, Pinus resinosa. Damage has been reported from Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and southern Ontario. The red pine shoot moth is now considered a pest due to the large increase in the number and overall acreage of red pine plantations greater than 20 years of age in the Lake States region since the 1960's. It is likely that this insect can be found throughout the range of red pine. However, outbreak populations are usually restricted to red pine planted on sandy, dry sites.

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    Citation

    Katovich, Steven; Hall, David J. 1992. HOW to Identify and Minimize Red Pine Shoot Moth Damage. NA-FR-02-92. [Radnor, PA]: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Area State & Private Forestry

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