Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Fernaldia anatomella Grote, 1881
10 to 11 mm long. Wingspan to 26 mm.
Head: Brownish-yellow, darker at sides. Long haired (scaled). Palpi long, folded; dark brown, underside yellowish.
Antenna: Dark brown, over half as long as wing.
Thorax: Tufted. Brownish-yellow; darker on sides.
Wings: Wings wide and rounded at tip; dark brown with brownish-yellow lace-like marks. Costal edge has four to five double yellow marks. Inner edge entirely yellow, widening at mid wing and just before wing tip. Wing tip has irregular shaped yellow patch. Fringe short, checkered yellow and brown. Hindwings light purplish-gray, edges dotted.
Legs: All segments dark brown with yellowish tips.
Eastern half of U.S., Ontario; along west coast from British Columbia to California.
Debris, rotting wood, fungus, rotted animal and vegetation.
Found boring round holes in a dead fallen pine tree.
Holotype as Fernaldia anatomella by Grote, 1882. Locality: New York. Museum unknown.
Holotype as Scardia fiskeella Busck, 1908. #11339. Locality: North Carolina. In the United States National Museum, Smithsonian, Washington, D. C.
Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 1882-83, Vol. 10, pp. 171 to 172 by Walsingham.
Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, 1882, Vol. 6, pp. 274 to 275 by Grote.
Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 1905, Vol. 31, pp. 23 to 24 by Dietz.
Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 1907, Vol. 9, pp. 93 to 94 by Busck.