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Genus Choristoneura

Spotted Fireworm Moth  - Choristoneura parallela Which Moth Please? - Choristoneura rosaceana Shenks Ferry moth - Choristoneura Tortricidae: Choristoneura rosaceana - Choristoneura rosaceana Choristoneura rosaceana? - Choristoneura rosaceana Oblique-banded Leafroller - Choristoneura rosaceana Archipini - Choristoneura pinus Choristoneura rosaceana ? - Choristoneura fractivittana
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tortricoidea (Tortricid Moths)
Family Tortricidae (Tortricid Moths)
Subfamily Tortricinae
Tribe Archipini
Genus Choristoneura
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Choristoneura Lederer, 1859. Taxonomic notes:
According to ITIS, four North American species formerly placed in Choristoneura are now placed in the genus Archips. These are:
Archips fractivittana (Broken-banded Leafroller)
Archips fumiferana (Spruce Budworm)
Archips pinus (Jack Pine Budworm)
According to All-Leps and almost every other source (based on Internet searches), these species are still in the genus Choristoneura, so they're being left here for now.
The Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 3rd January 2011, places these species in Choristoneura while continues to place them in Archips.
Nearctica (1) lists 17 North American species, 4 of which are considered by ITIS to be species of Archips, namely: fractivittana, fumiferana, lambertiana, and pinus. See Synonyms section above.