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59a0938 – 2109   Chionodes pinguicula (Meyrick, 1929)

Bob Barber
Distribution: Type locality: "New Mexico, Bent, 7000 feet, July ; Arizona, 5000 feet".
Similar Species:
  • Chionodes plutor Hodges, 1999 is separated only by genitalia.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Gelechia pinguicula Meyrick, 1929
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hodges, R. W., 1999. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 7.6, p. 90; pl. 1.67-68. order or free PDF
  • Meyrick, E., 1929. Exotic Microlepidoptera, 3(16): 489.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 8.38f; p. 93. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Chionodes pinguicula
CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
Chionodes pinguicula
12mm - LG – Jim Vargo

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