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Species Cephitinea obscurostrigella - Hodges#0324

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tineoidea (Tubeworm, Bagworm, and Clothes Moths)
Family Tineidae (Clothes Moths)
Subfamily Myrmecozelinae
Genus Cephitinea
Species obscurostrigella (Cephitinea obscurostrigella - Hodges#0324)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cephitinea obscurostrigella (Chambers, 1874)
Tinea obscurostrigella Chambers, 1874
Chambers (1874) listed a wingspan of 20.6 mm.
Heppner (2003) reported the range to includes Pennsylvania to Florida, Illinois to Texas. (1)
Moth Photographers Group map adds California(2), Arizona(3) and Washington. (4)
Heppner (2003) reported January to February and October to December. (1)
Heppner (2003) reported the larva feed on detritus. (1)
Print References
Chambers, V.T., 1874. Tineina from Texas. The Canadian Entomologist 6: 232.
Forbes, W.T.M., 1923. The Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States. p. 126 (5)
Works Cited
1.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
2.The Lepidoptera of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar: Calculating faunal similarity among sampling sites and ...
John W. Brown, Katherine Bash. 1997. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 36: 45-78.
3.Moths of Southeast Arizona
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.The Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States
William T.M. Forbes. 1923. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Memoir 68.
6.Butterflies of North America