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
Synonyms
  • Chionodes raspyon Opler, 1974

Chionodes petalumensis is a species of moth in the family Gelechiidae.[1] It is found in North America from southern British Columbia to California, Arizona and Colorado.[2][3]

Chionodes petalumensis caterpillars feed on oak leaves, including those of the Garry oak (Quercus garryana)[4] and valley oak (Q. lobata).[5]

The species was first described from Petaluma, California.[6]

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