Choristoneura houstonana

620313.00 — 3647 — Choristoneura houstonana (Grote, 1873) — Juniper Budworm Moth

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:
Pinus thunbergii



Disjunct distribution, with populations along the Eastern Seaboard and in Texas and surrounding states.


  • Species Page at Moth Photographers Group
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Dombroskie, J.J. & F.A.H. Sperling, 2013. Phylogeny of the tribe Archipini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Tortricinae) and evolutionary correlates of novel secondary sexual structures. Zootaxa, 3729(1): 1-62.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 19.13f; p. 151. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide