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Species Chionodes whitmanella - Hodges#2124

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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 (lugubrella group)
No Taxon (holosericella complex)
Species whitmanella (Chionodes whitmanella - Hodges#2124)
Hodges Number
2124
Identification
Forewings with pale yellowish scales along veins and darker scales between the veins, often with fuscous coloration in the distal portion of the forewings. Some specimens with three dark spots around the cell.
See Also
Chionodes figurella, another western species. Judging by the images at BOLD, this species seems to have more even coloration of the forewings.
Chionodes ustor (CA to CO)
Chionodes praeco (NS to AB)
Chionodes canor (AZ and IL)
Chionodes arenella (Eastern seaboard)
Filatima striatella occurs in the southwest, possibly north into the Canadian plains provinces.
Prolita rectistrigella, also western. Judging by the images at BOLD, one or two of the dark streaks on the forewing are more prominent near the wing base, giving the appearance of a pair of dark dashes.
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