Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Fabiola shaleriella (Chambers, 1875)
Oecophora shaleriella Chambers, 1875
* phylogenetic sequence #030225
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of Professor Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
, an American paleontologist and geologist.
6 to 7 mm long. Wingspan 10-15mm. (1)
Head: Dark greenish-brown, smooth; face white. Palpi curves upward to head; pale yellowish and white, last segment dark, white tips.
Antenna: Shiny greenish-brown, segments faintly ringed with white.
Thorax: Iridescent greenish-brown.
Wings: Background color metallic brownish-yellow. White stripe near base of wings, narrow on costa edge, widening to inner margin and outlined in dark brown. Costa margin mid-wing has heavily speckled white squarish patch. Near tip another more solid white square. Wing tip white. Inner margin has semi-circle of raised dark tufts with light brownish tufts near margin. Fringe long, brown, a few white at wing tip and on inner margin. Hindwings iridescent greenish-brown, flecked with white. Fringe longer than width of wing, brown.
Legs: Mostly silvery-white, shaded with grayish-brown.
Abdomen: Greenish-brown on top, silvery on underside.
Eastern United States and Ontario, Canada. (2)
Syntype as Oecophora shaleriella by Chambers, 1875 #114. MCZ#1512. Locality: Kentucky. In the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Mass. Head and thorax only left.
Chambers, V.T. 1875. Tineina of the Central United States. Cincinnati Quarterly Journal of Science 2(2): 116
Clarke, J.F.G. 1941. Revision of the North American moths of the family Oecophoridae, with descriptions of new genera and species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 90(3107): 244-246 (1)
The Cincinnati Quarterly Journal of Science, 1875, Vol. 2, pp. 114 to 116 by V. T. Chambers.
Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 1942, Vol. 90, pp. 244 to 245 by Clarke.
Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1998-92, Vol. 152, pg. 56 by Miller and Hodges.