Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Chionodes arenella (Forbes, 1922)


Family: Gelechiidae
Subfamily: Gelechiinae
Identification: "Clay color…. Fore wing with darker grayish shading between the veins, leaving the veins contrastingly pale."
Wing Span:
Life History:
Flight:
Caterpillar Hosts: Larvae are borers in the rhizomes of Ammophila brevilugulata.
Adult Food:
Habitat: Dunes
Range: Coastal, NB to VA
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