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Species Eudarcia eunitariaeella - Hodges#0277

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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 Meessiidae
Genus Eudarcia
Species eunitariaeella (Eudarcia eunitariaeella - Hodges#0277)
Hodges Number
0277
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eudarcia eunitariaeella (Chambers, 1873)
Tinea eunitariaeella Chambers, 1873 (1)
Tinea coemiteriiella Chambers, 1873 (1) (unjustied emendation)
Eudarcia simulatricella Walsingham, 1860, 10:171
Eudarcia caemitariella Dietz, 1905 (2) (misspelled)
* phylogenetic sequence #008350
Identification
See Chambers (1873) (1)
Separated from Eudarcia simulatricella by the following: "All wing markings narrower, more oblique, especially noticeable in the first and second costal spots and the first dorsal spot, which is farther removed from the base; the costal spot before the apex is small and inconspicuous, simply oblique..." (2)
Range
Scattered records from the eastern half of the United States, west as far as Oklahoma. (3)
Type locality: Kentucky.
Life Cycle
Chambers (1873) reported the larvae in silken cases on stone walls and cemetery monuments. (1)
See Also
Eudarcia simulatricella has apical cilia of forewing white. See Dietz, 1905 (2)
Works Cited
1.Micro-Lepidoptera
V. T. Chambers. 1873. The Canadian Entomologist 5(5): 85-91.
2.Revision of the genera and species of the tineid subfamilies Amydriinae and Tineinae inhabiting North America
Wm. G. Dietz. 1905. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 31: 1-96.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group