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Species Chionodes mariona - Hodges#2092

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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)
Species mariona (Chionodes mariona - Hodges#2092)
Hodges Number
Explanation of Names
Chionodes mariona (Heinrich)
Orig. Comb: Telphusa mariona Heinrich, 1921 (1)
* phylogenetic sequence #063200
Wingspan 9-11 mm. (1)
Larva to 6.5-7 mm. (1)
Adult - forewings glossy black with two conspicuous cream-colored spots; one, a short triangular dash on outer third of costa; the other, an irregular spot of about the same size on dorsum just beyond middle.
Larva - long; slender bodied, yellowish white with a subdorsal and a lateral longitudinal row of large red blotches and a longitudinal row of smaller red spots.
se. AZ to s. TX / Mex. Map (MPG)
Larvae are leaf folders in various mallows (Malvaceae) including pelotazo (Abutilon incanum) and Berlandier's Indian mallow (Abutilon berlandieri), as well as species of Malvastrum, Sida and Wissadula. (1)
Type Locality: Brownsville, Cameron Co., Texas
See Also
Larvae very similar to Pyroderces rileyi but differs most strikingly in the arrangement of the red markings, which are in spots or blotches rather than in continuous bands. (1)
Print References
Heinrich, C. 1921. Some Lepidoptera likely to be confused with the Pink Bollworm. Journal of Agricultural Research 20(10): 812-813 (1)
Hodges, R.W. 1999. Moths of America North of Mexico. Gelechioidea, Gelechiidae, Gelechiinae (part: Chionodes). Fascicle 7.6. p.168, pl.3.8 (2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Some Lepidoptera Likely To Be Confused with the Pink Bollworm
Heinrich, Carl. 1921. Journal of Agricultural Research. v. 20, no. 10, pp. 820-821.
2.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 7.6. Gelechioidea, Gelechiidae, Gelechiinae (part: Chionodes)
Ronald W. Hodges. 1999. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.