Coleotechnites milleri

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Coleotechnites milleri
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gelechiidae
Genus: Coleotechnites
Species: C. milleri
Binomial name
Coleotechnites milleri
(Busck, 1914)
Synonyms
  • Recurvaria milleri Busck, 1914

The Lodgepole Needleminer (Coleotechnites milleri) is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It is found in the western parts of the United States, as well as Canada.

The larvae feed on Pinus contorta and is considered one of the most destructive defoliators of Lodgepole pine forests.

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