Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes



Species Choristoneura lambertiana - Hodges#3644

Choristoneura lambertiana - Hodges #3644 - Choristoneura lambertiana Possible?  Choristoneura carnana - Choristoneura lambertiana Possible?  Choristoneura carnana - Choristoneura lambertiana Archipini? - Choristoneura lambertiana tiny moth - Choristoneura lambertiana Unidentified Tortrix Moth - Choristoneura lambertiana Choristoneura lambertiana
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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
No Taxon (fumiferana group)
Species lambertiana (Choristoneura lambertiana - Hodges#3644)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Choristoneura lambertiana (Busck, 1915)
Tortrix (Cacoecia) lambertiana Busck, 1915 (1)
Tortrix lambertiana Busck, 1915
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for the host plant (Pinus lambertiana). (1)
Wingspan 19-22 mm. (1)
Forewing length 10.5-14.5 mm. (2)
Adult - geographically variable. Typical form from southern Oregon to western Montana that feed on sugar pine and ponderosa pine tend to have rust forewings with white bands. Populations in the eastern Sierra Nevadas that feed on lodgepole and Jeffery pine have dark brick-red forewings with dark grey markings. (2)
Throughout coniferous regions of the west. (2)
Type locality: Oakland, Oregon (P.D. Sergent(3)).
First recorded on sugar pine (Pinus lambertiana). (1) Subsequently found on a variety of pines and juniper. (4)
Print References
Busck, A. 1915. Descriptions of new North American microlepidoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 17(2): 86. (1)
Works Cited
1.Descriptions of new North American microlepidoptera.
August Busck. 1915. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 17(2): 79-94.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.Cone and seed insects of western forest trees
F.P. Keen. 1958. USDA Tech. Bull. 1169: vi+168 pp.
4.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database