Two New <i>Dioryctria</i> from California (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae: Phycitinae).


  • J. P. Donahue
  • H. H. Neunzig


Central Valley, Coast Ranges, Dioryctria fordi n. sp., Dioryctria westerlandi n. sp., foothill woodland, habitat, Nearctic, North America, Pinaceae, pines, San Bernardino Mountains, San Jacinto Mountains, Sierra Nevada, Transverse Ranges, Warner Mountains, yellow pine forest, USA


Two new species of Dioryctria in the zimmermani group are described from California. Dioryctria westerlandi n. sp. (type locality, Placer Co.) occurs in the yellow pine forest plant community of montane California (1600-2286m elevation), from the Warner Mts. to the San Jacinto Mts., where Jeffrey pine (Pinus jeffreyi), its presumed hostplant, occurs. Dioryctrya fordi n. sp. (type locality, Kern Co.) occurs in the foothill woodland plant community on both sides of the Central Valley and in the Kern River drainage (442-914m elevation), where gray pine (Pinus sabiniana), its presumed hostplant, occurs. Adults and male and female genitalia are illustrated for both species.