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Choristoneura lambertiana

Sugar pine tortrix
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Tortricidae
Genus: Choristoneura
C. lambertiana
Binomial name
Choristoneura lambertiana
(Busck, 1915)[1]
  • Tortrix lambertiana Busck, 1915
  • Tortrix lambertianae Keen, 1952

Choristoneura lambertiana, the sugar pine tortrix, is a moth of the family Tortricidae. It is found in the eastern parts of North America and the northern regions of the United States (see subspecies section for more information).


The wingspan is 18–23 mm.

The larvae of Choristoneura lambertiana lambertiana feed on Pinus lambertiana. Subspecies Choristoneura lambertiana ponderosana prefers Pinus ponderosa and Pinus flexilis. Subspecies Choristoneura lambertiana subretiniana feeds on Pinus contorta and Pinus jeffreyi.


  • Choristoneura lambertiana lambertiana (confirmed: Siskiyou County and Ashland, Oregon. Uncertain: Alberta and British Columbia in Canada and Idaho, Montana, eastern Oregon and Wyoming in the United States)
  • Choristoneura lambertiana ponderosana Obraztsov, 1962 (Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, western New England, South Dakota)
  • Choristoneura lambertiana subretiniana Obraztsov, 1962 (California and Oregon)


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