Nantucket pine tip moth


Nan·​tuck·​et pine tip moth
: a small, reddish-brown and silver-marked tortricid moth (Rhyacionia frustrana) of the eastern and central U.S. with yellowish-brown larvae that feed in and damage the new growth of various pines

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from Nantucket Island

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