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Species Chionodes cacula - Hodges#2065.1

Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
Subfamily Gelechiinae
Tribe Gelechiini
Genus Chionodes
No Taxon (formosella group)
Species cacula (Chionodes cacula - Hodges#2065.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chionodes cacula Hodges, 1999 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #061800
Found in North America, where it has been recorded from Delaware to Florida, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Illinois (2)
See Also
Chionodes gilvomaculella - very similar, but can be separated by dissection.
Chionodes emptor - Males of emptor have sex scales on the dorsolateral surface of HW, while males of cacula lack them.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live and pinned adults (3)
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens (4)