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Species Chionodes notandella - Hodges#2098

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Classification
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 notandella (Chionodes notandella - Hodges#2098)
Hodges Number
2098
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chionodes notandella (Busck, 1916) (1)
Gelechia notandella Busck, 1916 (2)
Numbers
Powell & Opler (2009) mentions 187 species of the genus Chionodes north of Mexico. (3)
Size
Busck (1916) listed the wingspan as 24 mm. (2)
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length 9.5-13.5 mm. (3)
Identification
Busck (1916) description "Second joint of labial palpi with large divided brush, which become gradually shorter towards apex; white strongly mottled with black and brown scales; terminal joint white with black apex. Face light fuscous, iridescent white in center. Head and thorax light fuscous. Forewings dark fuscous, longitudinally streaked with whitish fuscous, except on extreme tip of the wing which is unicolored, dark fuscous; just beyond the middle of the cell is a black spot and at the end of the cell is a similar spot, both are slightly edged with white scales so as to be indistinct ocellate; around the apical edge is a series of illdefined black dots. Cilia fuscous mixed with white. Hindwings dark fuscous with lighter ochreous fuscous cilia. Abdomen dark fuscous with two longitudinal black streaks on the under side. Legs blackish fuscous with narrow ochreous annuaticns at the end of the joints." (2)
Range
California(4) to Arizona and Wyoming. (5)
Holotype ♂ San Diego, San Diego County, California,
Season
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the main flight is October to February with scattered records in other months. (3)
Food
Powell & Opler (2009) reared on Eriogonum latifolium Sm. (seaside buckwheat). (3)
See Also
Gelechia bianulella - "The forewing color patter might be confused with that of Gelechia bianulella (Chambers), but in bianulella the scale tuft on the lateral surface of the second segment of the labial palpus is noticeably triangular, the anteroventral half is mainly dark brown/gray brown, and the distal half is white/off-white and medium gray." (6)
Print References
Busck, A., 1916. Descriptions of new North-American Microlepidoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 18. p. 149. (2)
Hodges, R.W., 1999. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 7.6. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 102; plate 4, figs. 19-20. (6)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. plate 8, fig 43; p. 93. (3)
Works Cited
1.Checklist of Gelechiidae (Lepidoptera) in America North of Mexico
Lee S., Hodges R.W., Brown R.L. 2009. Zootaxa 2231: 1–39.
2.Descriptions of new North American Microlepidoptera
August Busck. 1916. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 18: 147-154.
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
4.Essig Museum of Entomology, California Moth Species List
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 7.6. Gelechioidea, Gelechiidae, Gelechiinae (part: Chionodes)
Ronald W. Hodges. 1999. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
7.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems