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Species Scardia amurensis - Hodges#0311.1

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Classification
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 Scardiinae
Genus Scardia
Species amurensis (Scardia amurensis - Hodges#0311.1)
Hodges Number
0311.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Scardia amurensis Zagulajev, 1965
Size
"Though highly variable in size, amurensis specimens are very large with a wingspan of up to 40 mm." (1)
Identification
"The forewing cream marking are extended along the entire length of the dorsal margin and over the terminal area; the terminal margin has a few rusty-brown spots" (1).
Range
Palearctic in origin: Amur and Primorskii Regions in far-eastern Russia, Japan, possibly adjacent parts of China (Robinson 1986; Baryshnikova 2008). In North America, it occurs in the eastern United States. Landry et al. (2013) include records from Texas, Mississipi, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, New Jersey, and West Virginia (1). Additional records from Tennessee and Ohio on BugGuide. MPG includes records of Daviscardia coloradella from Indiana and Maine, but these almost certainly represent misidentifications of Scardia amurensis (2).
Food
"Fomes fungi (Robinson 1986) and possibly other bracket fungi. One specimen from Maryland reared from Globifomes graveolens growing on fallen Fagus grandifolia (USNM) (1).
Remarks
"This species was initially discovered mixed among specimens of the Nearctic Scardia anatomella (Grote, 1881) in the USNM, while selecting specimens of the latter for barcoding. Careful examination of additional anatomella revealed several older records of S. amurensis from the southeastern U.S., with the earliest from eastern Texas in 1967 (USNM). Thus the introduction of this species into North America took place several decades ago, but the species has remained unrecognized. The species may be common in other U.S. collections, though misidentified, as evidenced by series collected in the 2000s in Georgia (ADAM) and in Maryland (USNM)" (1).
Print References
Baryshnikova, S.V. (2008) Tineidae. In: Sinev, S.Yu. (Ed.), Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Russia. KMK Scientific Press, St. Petersburg, pp. 27–32.
Robinson, G.S. (1986) Fungus moths: a review of the Scardiinae (Lepidoptera: Tineidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Entomology Series, 52 (2), 37–181.
Zagulajev, A.K. (1965) New species of the genus Scardia (Lepidoptera, Tineidae). Entomologichozkoe Obozrenie, 44(2), 411–413. [in Russian]
Works Cited
1.Shared but overlooked: 30 species of Holarctic Microlepidoptera revealed by DNA barcodes and morphology
J.F. Landry, V. Nazari, J.R. Dewaard, M. Mutanen, C. Lopez-Vaamonde, P. Huemer, P.D.N. Hebert. 2013. Zootaxa, 3749(1): 001–093.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems