Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1052794

Observation date: July 05, 2015
Submitted by: wildreturn
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Unknown
Verified by: Phillip E. Koenig
Verified date: July 13, 2015
Coordinator notes: Since we have Juniper and no native pine in Lincoln County, this is likely to be Cudonigera houstonana rather than Choristoneura pinus. The two cannot be distinguished without looking at other characters such as genitalia (Dang 1985, Dang 1992), mitochondrial DNA (Sperling & Hickey 1995), or to observe behavioral characteristics such as host plant preference, pheromone attraction, or larval diapause.
Checklist region(s): United States, Missouri, Lincoln County