Chionodes viduella

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Chionodes viduella
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gelechiidae
Genus: Chionodes
Species: C. viduella
Binomial name
Chionodes viduella
(Fabricius, 1794)
  • Tinea viduella Fabricius, 1794
  • Tinea leucomella Quensel, 1802
  • Gelechia luctiferella Herrich-Schäffer, 1856
  • Gelechia labradoriella Clemens, 1863

Chionodes viduella is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It is found in France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Poland, Bulgaria, Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Baltic region and Russia.[1] It is also found in northern North America, from Alaska to Maine.[2]

The wingspan is 13–17 mm. Adults have been recorded on wing from May to August.[3]

The larvae feed on Rubus chamaemorus, Vaccinium uliginosum, Betula and Juniperus species.