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Gelechiidae
420964.002099Chionodes obscurusella (Chambers, 1872) – Boxelder Leafworm

reared - © Charley Eiseman
Distribution: Type locality: Kentuckey.
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Synonymy: Gelechia obscurusella Chambers, 1872
Chionodes asema Clarke, 1947
Gelechia fuscopulvella Chambers, 1872
Gelechia negundella Heinrich, 1920
Gelechia obscurella Walsingham, 1903
Taxonomic Notes: Chionodes obscurusella (Chambers, 1872) includes as a synonym 2096 Chionodes negundella (Heinrich, 1920), Fascicle 7.6: 123.
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Chambers, V.T., 1872. Micro-Lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist, 4: 106.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Hodges, R. W., 1999. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 7.6, p. 123; pl. 2.27-30. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • U.S. National Entomological Collection (USNM) - Holotype ♂ (genitalia)
Chionodes obscurusella
© Dave Pelletier
Chionodes obscurusella
reared - © Charley Eiseman
Chionodes obscurusella
© Mark A. Brogie
Chionodes obscurusella
© Mark A. Brogie
Chionodes obscurusella
15mm – © Jim Vargo
Chionodes obscurusella
© Charley Eiseman LG
11.5mm
Chionodes obscurusella
© Charley Eiseman LG
11.5mm
Chionodes obscurusella
© Josée Quimper (Quebec.ca) LG
on Acer saccharum
Chionodes obscurusella
© Josée Quimper (Quebec.ca) LG
on Acer saccharum
Chionodes obscurusella
© Canadian National Collection LG

Chionodes obscurusella
© Canadian National Collection LG


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