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Species Chionodes emptor - Hodges#2072.3

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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 emptor (Chionodes emptor - Hodges#2072.3)
Hodges Number
2072.3
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chionodes emptor Hodges, 1999 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #062300
Identification
Adult: Usually the scales on the head are tipped with dark gray/black and the transition is relatively abrupt. Males of have sex scales on the dorsolateral surface of HW.

Range
Has been recorded from South Carolina to Florida and Texas (2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live and pinned adults (3)
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens (4)