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Species Chionodes bicostomaculella - Hodges#2064

Chionodes bicostomaculella Gelechiid - Chionodes bicostomaculella Chionodes bicostomaculella Chionodes bicostomaculella
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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
Species bicostomaculella (Chionodes bicostomaculella - Hodges#2064)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chionodes bicostomaculella (Chambers, 1872)
Explanation of Names
Latin: Bi (two) + costo (costa) + macul (spot) + ella (small) = two little costal spots?
Eastern U.S., west to Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas.
Type locality: KY
Moth Photographers Group – distribution & flight-period chart
Hodges (1999) was unable to locate the type specimen(s) but located a specimen identified by Chambers which he designated as neotype. His description should be followed even though it seems to deviate from that of Chambers.
See Also
Other species in the C. formosella complex:
Chionodes fuscomaculella has forewing with yellow scales.
Chionodes formosella has forewing with orange scales.
Chionodes powelli has forewing with orange scales.
Print References
Chambers, V.T. 1872. Micro-lepidoptera. Canadian Entomologist. 4(7): 127.
Hodges, R. W., 1999. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 7.6, p. 54; pl. 1.7-9.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - live & pinned image
BOLD Systems - pinned images of DNA supported specimens
Discover Life – live image