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Species Chionodes continuella - Hodges#2069

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 (distinctella complex)
Species continuella (Chionodes continuella - Hodges#2069)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chionodes continuella (Zeller 1839)
Explanation of Names
Referred to as "Spring Oak Leafroller" on some web sites however, according to "Moths of Western North America" C. continuella feeds on conifers(1). This common name is also applied to C. formosella which does in fact feed on oak.
Larvae feeds on conifers(1)
See Also
2069.1 – Chionodes sattleri is smilar according to "Moths of Western North America"(1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.