Dioryctria pygmaeella

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Dioryctria pygmaeella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pyralidae
Genus: Dioryctria
Species: D. pygmaeella
Binomial name
Dioryctria pygmaeella
Ragonot, 1887[1]

Dioryctria pygmaeella, the baldcypress coneworm moth, is a species of snout moth in the genus Dioryctria. It was described by Émile Louis Ragonot in 1887 and is restricted to the coastal plains of the eastern United States and eastern Texas.[2]

There are up to three generations per year.

The larvae feed within the cones of Taxodium distichum and Taxodium ascendens.[3] The young larvae eat the chorion and bore into the cone after making exploratory holes.


  1. ^ "GlobIZ search". Global Information System on Pyraloidea. Retrieved 2011-09-29. 
  2. ^ "Biology and Management of North American Cone-Feeding Dioryctria Species". Bioone.org. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2011-12-16. 
  3. ^ "The Dioryctria (Pyralidae) species of Louisiana" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-12-16.