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Species Chionodes pereyra - Hodges#2104

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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 (obscurusella group)
No Taxon (pereyra complex)
Species pereyra (Chionodes pereyra - Hodges#2104)
Hodges Number
2104
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chionodes pereyra Clarke, 1947 (1)
Identification
The original description is available online in the print references below.
Specimen determined by DNA analysis (BOLD)

Range
Occurs throughout most of eastern North America. (2)
Holotype ♂ collected Vero Beach, Indian River County, Florida, April-May 1941, J.R. Malloch. (3)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
The adults are most common from March through October. (2)
Food
Larval food plant is Quercus L. spp. (oak) (1)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Hodges, R.W., 1999. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 7.6, p. 163, pl. 3.4, 4.3. (1)