Choristoneura pinus

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Jack pine budworm
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Tortricidae
Genus: Choristoneura
Species: C. pinus
Binomial name
Choristoneura pinus
Freeman, 1953[1]

Choristoneura pinus, the jack pine budworm, is a moth of the family Tortricidae. It is found in jack pine forests in Canada from Atlantic provinces to Cypress Hills on the Alberta-Saskatchewan border as well as northern United States from New England to the lake states.

Caterpillar of Choristoneura pinus maritima subspecies

The wingspan is 18–24 mm for males and 15–28 mm for females. Adults are on wing from June to August.

The larva feed on Pinus banksiana.


  • Choristoneura pinus pinus
  • Choristoneura pinus maritima Freeman, 1967 (Pennsylvania)


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