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Green Hemlock Needleminer - Coleotechnites apicitripunctella They mine hemlock needles until they get to large, after which they web several needles together and feeds by eating grooves in the undersides.<br />
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Green Hemlock Needleminer - Coleotechnites apicitripunctella

They mine hemlock needles until they get to large, after which they web several needles together and feeds by eating grooves in the undersides.

Habitat: Hemlock; mixed forest

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  1. This is SO cool! Posted 13 days ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 13 days ago
  2. Absolutely fantastic! I have never heard of this! Posted 13 days ago
    1. I read about it last year and searched ever since! I was happy to finally find it. Posted 13 days ago

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The green hemlock needleminer, hemlock leaf miner or baldcypress webworm is a moth of the family Gelechiidae. It is found in the eastern parts of the United States, as well as eastern Canada.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded May 21, 2020. Captured Mar 12, 2020 14:30 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm