Chionodes petalumensis

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Chionodes petalumensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gelechiidae
Genus: Chionodes
Species: C. petalumensis
Binomial name
Chionodes petalumensis
Clarke, 1947

Chionodes petalumensis is a species of moth in the family Gelechiidae.[1] It is found in California.[2]

Chionodes petalumensis caterpillars feed on oak leaves, including those of the Garry Oak (Quercus garryana)[3] and Valley Oak (Q. lobata).[4]

The species was first described from Petaluma, California.[5]


  1. ^ Chionodes petalumensis. Natural History Museum, London.
  2. ^ Moths of California List.
  3. ^ Tatum, J. B. Chionodes petalumensis. Butterflies and Moths of Southern Vancouver Island. 2007.
  4. ^ C. petalumensis: Host plants. Natural History Museum, London.
  5. ^ Brown, J. W., et al. Catalog of the type specimens of Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera) in the collection of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Zootaxa 510. Auckland: Magnolia Press. 2004.