Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Chionodes retiniella (Barnes & Busck, 1920)

Family: Gelechiidae
Subfamily: Gelechiinae
Identification: Differs from all other gelechiine species in North America by having pale rust orange FW crossed by four evenly-spaced white bands, a convergence in pattern to conifer-feeding Tortricidae
Wing Span: 1.06-1.8 cm
Life History:
Flight: May through September, mainly June to July
Caterpillar Hosts: Records from Pinus sabiniana and P. ponderosa in California and Tsuga heterophylla in British Columbia.
Adult Food:
Range: North Dakota, Colorado, and New Mexico to the Pacific Coast
Management Needs: