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Chionodes electella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gelechiidae
Genus: Chionodes
Hübner, 1825

See text.

  • Chionoda Hübner, [1826]
  • Oxycryptis Meyrick, 1912

Chionodes is a genus of moths of the family Gelechiidae. It is distributed throughout much of the world. The larvae of many species use the Douglas fir as a host plant.


Status unclear[edit]

  • Chionodes decolorella (Heinemann, 1870), described as Gelechia decolorella and recorded from Austria and Serbia
  • Chionodes decolorella ab. colorella (Caradja, 1920), described as Gelechia decolorella ab. colorella and recorded from the Alai Mountains


  • Hodges, R.W., 1999: Fascicle 7.6 of The Moths of American North of Mexico (Gelechioidea: Gelechiidae).
  • Huemer, P. & K. Sattler, 1995: A taxonomic revision of Palaearctic Chionodes (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), Beiträge zur Entomologie 45 (1): 3-108.
  • King, G.E. & J.L.V. Montesinos, 2012: Chionodes meridiochilensis sp. nov. from Chile: contribution to an understanding of its biology and description of its early stages (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Acta zoologica cracoviensia 55 (1): 45-58. Full article: [1].
  • Schmitz, Patrick & Bernard Landry, 2007: Two new species of Chionodes Hübner from Ecuador, with a summary of known Galapagos records of Gelechiidae (Lepidoptera). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 114 (2): 175-184.

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