Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

BugGuide is a National Moth Week Partner. How to add your National Moth Week 2021 photos. July 17-25.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Previous events


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Chionodes abitus - Hodges#2061.2

Twirler Moth - Chionodes abitus Twirler Moth - Chionodes abitus Twirler Moth - Chionodes abitus Twirler Moth - Chionodes abitus Chionodes abitus - Hodges #2061.2 - Chionodes abitus Chionodes abitus
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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
Species abitus (Chionodes abitus - Hodges#2061.2)
Hodges Number
2061.2
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chionodes abitus Hodges, 1999
Range
BC to ID, MT and mountains south to southern CA. (1)
SK, ON, QC, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, WA (R.W. Hodges). (2)
Type locality: Modoc Co., CA.
Remarks
"Three specimens from Ottawa, Ontario area are excluded from the type series because they are highly disjunct from other populations... The pattern of dark spots on the forewing is reduced but present." (2) This statement seems to imply that the Northeast population which Hodges treats as Chionodes abitus could be a separate species.
Print References
Hodges, R.W., 1999. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 7.6: 56; pl. 1.13. (3)
Powell & Opler, 2009: 92; fig. 8.27f. (1)