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Species Chionodes kincaidella - Hodges#2086

Chionodes kincaidella - Hodges #2086 - Chionodes kincaidella
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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)
No Taxon (sistrella complex)
Species kincaidella (Chionodes kincaidella - Hodges#2086)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chionodes kincaidella (Busck, 1907)
Gelechia kincaidella Busck, 1907
Gnorimoschema laguna Busck, 1912
Gelechia coticola Busck, 1913
Gelechia chloroschema Meyrick, 1923
Gelechia notochlora Meyrick, 1929
Chionodes acanthocarpae Clarke, 1947
Forewing length: 6-11 mm (1).
A highly variable species (2). See original description in the print references below.
"Southern Alberta to southern California, including San Clemente and Santa Barbara islands, Texas, Sonora, Baja California Sur, Mexico" (1).
MPG records from January to September (3), may be found at different times depending on locality (1).
"Has been reared from Atriplex acanthocarpa in Texas by R. Hitchcock" (1).
"The wide distribution and variation in FW color, from dark chocolate brown to rust and pattern especially in the extent of the ochreous, to nearly obliterating the brown, led to five synonyms, unusual for a western Nearctic gelechiid" (1).
Print References
Busck, A. 1907. New American Tineina. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 8 (3-4): 91-92.
Internet References