Coleotechnites atrupictella (Dietz)
Damage, symptoms and biologyColeotechnites atrupictella is a relatively uncommon innocuous solitary defoliator.
Mature larva to 12 mm long. Head, brown unmarked. Body, red; creamy white addorsal and lateral stripes; large creamy white lateral markings.
This species appears to overwinter in the egg stage. Larvae are present from June to July, pupation occurs late July to August and adults emerge in August.
Life cycle (East of the Rockies)
Canadian Forest Service Publications
Diet and feeding behaviour
: Feeds on the leaves of plants.
- Leaftier: Ties two or more leaves together with silk threads, forming a tube in which to hide and feed.