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Species Chionodes rhombus - Hodges#2102.1

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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 (formosella group)
No Taxon (dammersi complex)
Species rhombus (Chionodes rhombus - Hodges#2102.1)
Hodges Number
2102.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chionodes rhombus Hodges, 1999 (1)
Size
WL: 7.2-8.5mm (1)
Range
Cherry Co., NE and Morgan Co., CO west to WA and Los Angeles Co., CA. (1)
Type locality: Cococina, AZ.
See Also
Chionodes ochreostrigella (Chambers, 1875) has a lighter head and thorax with less dark scales and the basoposterior margin of the forewing tends to be more pale yellow.
Many species in the formosella group require dissection for confirmation.