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phalacra group

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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 phalacra group
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chionodes phalacra-group Hodges, 1999 (1)
Five species (1)
Chionodes donatella (Walker, 1864) - locality: Florida (1)
Chionodes mariona (Heinrich, 1921) - locality: extreme southern Texas (1)
Chionodes petro Hodges, 1999 - locality: San Diego, California (1)
Chionodes phalacra (Walsingham, 1911) - locality: western Texas to Arizona (1)
Chionodes popa Hodges, 1999 - locality: Siskiyou to LA, California (1)
At BOLD, BIN group BOLD:AAH5063 contains 5 specimens identified as donatella from southern Florida, central Texas and southern California. BOLD:AAP6013 contains 5 specimens, all from southern Utah to southern Arizona, identified as mariona and 1 identified as phalacra.
Based on DNA barcode, donatella could have a very wide distribution. Since Hodges (1999) found mariona only in extreme southern Texas, the barcoded samples from Utah would appear to be misidentified phalacra. Baring barcode errors, this group would appear to be in need of revision. (Steve Nanz - 10/23/2019)
Works Cited
1.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 7.6. Gelechioidea, Gelechiidae, Gelechiinae (part: Chionodes)
Ronald W. Hodges. 1999. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.