Choristoneura pinus

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Choristoneura pinus Freeman - (jack pine budworm)

The moth is a pest of jack pine trees (Pinus banksiana) in North America. It also attacks some other pine species. During an outbreak in 2004–2008 more than 2400 ha of red pines (Pinus resinosa) were defoliated in Minnesota and Wisconsin, U.S.A.

Vernacular names
• English: jack pine budworm
• Français: tordeuse du pin gris