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Species Choreutis pariana - Apple Leaf Skeletonizer Moth - Hodges#2650

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Choreutoidea (Metalmark Moths)
Family Choreutidae (Metalmark Moths)
Subfamily Choreutinae
Genus Choreutis
Species pariana (Apple Leaf Skeletonizer Moth - Hodges#2650)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Apple-and-Thorn Skeletonizer
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Choreutis pariana (Clerck, 1759)
* Phylogenetic sequence #082775
Four Choreutis species occur in America north of Mexico. MPG list
Wingspan 11-12 mm.
West coast states and BC, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador; throughout Eurasia.
Introduced to New England in 1917.
Bug Guide - range map with monthly record of photos submitted to the guide.
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with collection dates.
Larvae feed on crab-apple leaves and other roseaceous trees. (UK Moths)
Introduced to New England in 1917 from Eurasia.
See Also
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - collection map and photos of pinned adults.
live adult, larva, pupa images and other info (Washington State U.)