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Species Elatobia carbonella - Hodges#0425

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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 Tineinae
Genus Elatobia
Species carbonella (Elatobia carbonella - Hodges#0425)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Elatobia fuliginosella (Lienig & Zeller, 1846)
Abacobia carbonella Dietz, 1905 (1), n. syn. in Gaedike (2019)
FWL: 6 to 8 mm (2).
See original description in print references below (1).
Originally described from Pennsylvania (1), most records appear to be from the southwestern United States (3).
This species is more numerous in years following fires in coniferous forests (2).
Records from April to August (2).
Larvae seem to live in close association with Cryptoporus (=Polyporus) volvatus fungus which grows on dead conifers (2).
Print References
Dietz, W.G. 1905. "Revision of the Genera and Species of the Tineid Subfamilies Amydriinae and Tineinae Inhabiting North America". Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 31: 30, pl. 5 fig. 1, pl. 6 fig. 9 (1).
Gaedike, R., 2019. Tineidae II (Myrmecozelinae, Perissomasticinae, Tineinae, Hieroxestinae, Teichobiinae and Stathmopolitinae). Microlepidoptera of Europe, 9: XXIV + 248 pp., 6 pls..
Internet References