Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Choristoneura lambertiana (Busck, 1915)

Family: Tortricidae
Subfamily: Tortricinae
Identification: 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.
Wing Span: 1.9-2.2 cm
Life History:
Caterpillar Hosts: First recorded on sugar pine (Pinus lambertiana). (1) Subsequently found on a variety of pines and juniper.
Adult Food:
Range: Throughout coniferous regions of the west.
Management Needs:

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