Chionodes arenella

421021.00 — 2060 — Chionodes arenella (Forbes, 1922)

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:
Ammophila breviligulata

Ammophila breviligulata


This species feeds on the rhizomes of dunegrass (Ammophila breviligulata) and is faily common in late summer and early fall in and near dune habitats on Block Island.


  • Species Page at Moth Photographers Group
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Forbes, W. T. M. 1922. New species description of Gelechia [Chionodes] arenella. Entomol. News 33: 99-104. text
  • Hodges, R. W., 1999. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 7.6, p. 193; pl. 4.52-53. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at BugGuide