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Species Chionodes gilvomaculella - Hodges#2080

Classification
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 (gilvomaculella complex)
Species gilvomaculella (Chionodes gilvomaculella - Hodges#2080)
Hodges Number
2080
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chionodes gilvomaculella (Clemens, 1863)
Phylogenetic sequence #062600
Original Combination:
Gelechia gilvomaculella Clemens, 1863
Identification
The forewings are dark brownish, with an indistinct yellowish spot on the costa near the base of the wing and one of the same color on the middle of the costa, extended indistinctly or diffusely to the fold, where there is a blackish-brown spot. A yellowish streak is found on the costa near the tip, with an opposite one of the same color on the inner margin. The hindwings are dark grayish.(1)
Range
Found in North America, where it has been recorded from Nova Scotia and southern Ontario to West Virginia and Ohio (1)
Food
Larvae feed on Quercus species. (1)
See Also
Chionodes cacula - very similar, but can be separated by dissection.
Print References
Clemens, B. 1863. American Micro-lepidoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia. 2(1): 12
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – [photographs are needed for this species] (2)
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens (3)
Wikipedia - description & image (1)