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scientific name    Dioryctria fordi    

habitat
Dry woodlands, dominated by oak, Pinus sabiniana and interspersed with grasslands.

seasonality
Adults collected June-October, though the majority in August.

identification
Forewing with raised scales. Wingspan: 15.0 mm. Forewing primarily white with pale red and black scales. Coloration appearing overall pale and faded, lacking distinct transverse bands and reddish scaling. Male genitalia: Uncus constricted and expanded laterally. Valve with prominent hooked apical projection and accessory spine. Vesica with large cornutus and many smaller cornutii. Female genitalia: Ductus bursa elongate, with posterior region narrow and widening anteriorly. Fine longitudinal wrinkles restricted to posterior region of bursa. Similar to D. westerlandi, though more pale and is lacking extensive reddish scaling in basal area and after postmedial line.

life history
Unknown

conservation
Unknown

diet info
Lacking larval host records, though Pinus sabiniana is a possible host based on the specimen distribution (Neunzig 2004).

range
Known from four counties in California (Kern Co., Tulare Co., San Benito Co., and San Luis Obispo Co.).

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=4943



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