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Species Chionodes nanodella - Hodges#2095

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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 nanodella (Chionodes nanodella - Hodges#2095)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chionodes nanodella (Busck, 1910)
Gelechia nanodella Busck, 1910 (1)
Forewing length 4.5-6.5 mm. (2)
Southern California and Channel Islands. (3), (4), (2)
Larvae are usually found at base of plants on decaying vegetation. (2)
Powell & Opler (2009) reported March to June, August to September records. (2)
Moth Photographers Group has records from January to August, October, and November. (5)
Print References
Busck, A. 1909. New Microlepidoptera from New Mexico and California and a synoptic table of the North American species of Heliodines (Stainton). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington.. 11: 179. (1)
Hodges, R.W., 1999. The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 7.6. p. 68; pl. 1-24-27. (6)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America, p. 92; pl. 8, figs. 29-31. (2)