Chionodes lugubrella

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Chionodes lugubrella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gelechiidae
Genus: Chionodes
Species: C. lugubrella
Binomial name
Chionodes lugubrella
(Fabricius, 1794)
  • Tinea lugubrella Fabricius, 1794
  • Tinea luctificella Hubner 1813
  • Lita lunatella Zetterstedt, 1839

Chionodes lugubrella is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. The geographical distribution of this species extends throughout Europe (species not found in Ireland, Great Britain, the Benelux, the Iberian Peninsula, the Balkan Peninsula, Slovakia and Ukraine),[1] into the Caucasus, Siberia and the Russian Far East.[2] It is also found in North America.[3]

The wingspan is 14–18 mm. Adults moths in Sweden are in flight from June to August.[4]

The larvae feed on Dorycnium pentaphyllum, Trifolium repens, Vicia cracca and Lotus species.


  1. ^ Fauna Europaea
  2. ^ Junnilainen, J. et al. 2010: The gelechiid fauna of the southern Ural Mountains, part II: list of recorded species with taxonomic notes (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Zootaxa, 2367: 1–68. Preview
  3. ^ mothphotographersgroup
  4. ^ Swedish Moths

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