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Species Elatobia carbonella - Hodges#0425

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 carbonella (Dietz, 1905)
Abacobia carbonella Dietz, 1905
Elatobia fuliginosella of authors (not Lienig & Zeller, 1846)
Explanation of Names
Elatobia carbonella (Dietz, 1905) was formerly treated as a synonym of Elatobia fuliginosella (Lienig & Zeller, 1846) in Gaedike (2019). Hayden (2022) treats carbonella as a full species based on genitalic dissection. This conclusion appears to be supported by DNA barcode and is followed herein.
FWL: 6 to 8 mm (1).
See original description in print references below (2).
Canada: QC, SK, YT, BC (BOLD; USA: PA, FL.
Type locality: Hazleton, PA.
This species is more numerous in years following fires in coniferous forests (1).
Records from April to August (1).
Larvae seem to live in close association with Cryptoporus (=Polyporus) volvatus fungus which grows on dead conifers (1).
See Also
Elatobia montelliella (Schantz, 1951) - Dissection and/or DNA needed. Canada: AB; USA: UT.
  • Elatobia sp. 1 (BIN BOLD:AAG0124) - Dissection and/or DNA needed. Canada: BC; USA: WA, AZ.
  • Elatobia sp. 2 (BIN BOLD:AAH5443) - Dissection and/or DNA needed. CO, NM.
  • 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 (2).
    Gaedike, R., 2019. Tineidae II (Myrmecozelinae, Perissomasticinae, Tineinae, Hieroxestinae, Teichobiinae and Stathmopolitinae). Microlepidoptera of Europe, 9: XXIV + 248 pp., 6 pls..