Choristoneura occidentalis

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Choristoneura occidentalis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Tortricidae
Genus: Choristoneura
Species: C. occidentalis
Binomial name
Choristoneura occidentalis
(Walsingham, 1891)[1]
  • Cacoecia occidentalis Walsingham, 1891
  • Archips occidentalis
  • Archips occidentalis
Choristoneura occidentalis

Choristoneura occidentalis is a species of moth of the Tortricidae family. It is found in the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Tanzania and Gambia.[2]

The larvae feed on Maesopsis eminii, Pinus patula, Vigna unguiculata, Allium cepa, Cajanus, Citrus (including Citrus aurantium), Coffea (including Coffea arabica), Corchorus, Cupressus lusitanica, Eucalyptus camaldulensis, Eucalyptus torelliana, Glycine max and Gossypium species.


The name Choristoneura occidentalis was also used by Freeman for the North American western spruce budworm. However, this name was already in use by the species described by Walsingham. The replacement name for the North American species is Choristoneura freemani.