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47a0046 – 2650   Choreutis pariana (Clerck, 1759)
             Apple Leaf Skeletonizer

Naomi Smith
Larva and
Host Plants:
Field Marks:
See Heppner (2024).
Similar Species:
  • Type locality (pariana): [Sweden?],
    Type locality (lutosa): England.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Phalaena pariana Clerck, 1759
Anthophila lutosa Haworth, [1811]
Asopia parialis Treitschke, 1829
Xylopoda pariava Desmarest, 1849
Anthophila parina Procter, 1946
Taxonomic Notes: Choreutis pariana (Clerck, 1759) is an introduced species, NY about 1870 on apple (Heppner 2024)
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Clerck, 1759. Icones Insectorum Rariorum, 1: pl. 10, fig. 9.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Heppner, J.B., 2024. Nearctic Metalmark Moths, 8. Genus Choreutis (Lepidoptera: Choreutidae: Choreutinae). Lepidoptera Novae, 17(1-2): 57-82.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
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