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Species Chionodes sistrella - Hodges#2116

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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 (sistrella complex)
Species sistrella (Chionodes sistrella - Hodges#2116)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chionodes sistrella (Busck)
Orig. Comb: Gelechia sistrella Busck, 1903
Over 200 Chionodes species occur in America north of Mexico.
Forewing length 4-6 mm.(1)
Original description: as Gelechia sistrella Busck (pg. 862)
mostly sw U.S. - Map (MPG)
Lectotype ♂ collected Phoenix, Arizona, in August. (2)
mostly Apr-Aug (MPG)(3)
Larvae have been reared on:(1)
Suaeda (seepweed)
Atriplex semibaccata (Australian saltbush)
Print References
Busck, 1903. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, Volume 25, p. (862) (read online or download PDF)
Hodges, R.W., 1999. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 7.6. p. 93; pl. 1.73.
Powell, J. A., and P. A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl. 8.39; p. 93.(1)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.Catalog of the type specimens of Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera) in the collection of the NMNH, Smithsonian Institution
Brown, J.W, D. Adamski, R.W. Hodges & S.M. Bahr, II. 2004. Zootaxa 510: 160 pp.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group