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Species Chionodes obscurusella - Boxelder leafworm moth - Hodges#2099

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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 (obscurusella group)
No Taxon (obscurusella complex)
Species obscurusella (Boxelder leafworm moth - Hodges#2099)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chionodes obscurusella (Chambers, 1872) (1)
Gelechia obscurusella Chambers 1872
British Columbia and Washington to Newfoundland; eastern United States. (2), (3), (4)
The adults are most common from June to October, but there are scattered records from January to November.
Print References
Chambers, 1872. The Canadian Entomologist, 4: 106.
Hodges, R.W., 1999. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 7.6, p. 123; pl. 2.27-30. (5)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the American moths of the family Gelechiidae, with descriptions of new species
August Busck. 1903. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 25: 767-938.
2. An annotated list of the Lepidoptera of Alberta, Canada
Gregory R. Pohl, Gary G. Anweiler, B. Christian Schmidt, Norbert G. Kondla. 2010. ZooKeys 38: 1–549.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Assessment of species diversity in the Atlantic Maritime Ecozone
McAlpine D.F., Smith I.M. (eds.). 2010. Canadian Science Publishing (NRC Research Press). 785 pp.
5.The Nearctic obscurusella group of the genus Chionodes (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae)
K. Sattler. 1967. The Canadian Entomologist, 99(1): 75-85.
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems