Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Chionodes mariona (Heinrich, 1921)

Family: Gelechiidae
Subfamily: Gelechiinae
Identification: Forewings glossy black with two conspicuous cream-colored spots; one, a short triangular dash on outer third of costa; the other, an irregular spot of about the same size on dorsum just beyond middle.
Wing Span: 0.9-1.1 cm
Life History:
Caterpillar Hosts: Larvae are leaf folders in various mallows (Malvaceae) including pelotazo (Abutilon incanum) and Berlandier's Indian mallow (Abutilon berlandieri), as well as species of Malvastrum, Sida and Wissadula.
Adult Food:
Range: Texas and southern Arizona
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: None.