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Species Chionodes abitus - Hodges#2061.2

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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
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)