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Species Homosetia bifasciella - Hodges#0287

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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)
No Taxon (Tineidae "Clade B" Regier et al., 2014)
Genus Homosetia
Species bifasciella (Homosetia bifasciella - Hodges#0287)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Homosetia bifasciella (Chambers, 1876)
* phylogenetic sequence #008625
Semele bifasciella, Homosetia obscurella
6 mm long.
Head: Face front white, top of head dark brown, long haired (scaled). Palpi folded, yellowish-white, with long brown scales on underside.
Antenna: Grayish-yellow, ringed (annulated) with brown. Segment 1 entirely dark brown.
Thorax: Dark brown; grayish-white on underside.
Wings: Narrow, dark brown with wide bands of iridescent bluish-white visible only in certain lights. 4 tufts on each wing are partially surrounded with yellowish. Yellow dash at base, along costa. Tip of wing tip has 3 to 4 silvery-white dashes mixed in with the brown fringe, wing tip fringe mostly white.
Hindwing pale brown, brassy; fringe the same.
Legs: Dark brown; segment tips white.
Abdomen: Abdomen dark brown; grayish-white on underside.
Eastern half of U.S.; Ontario and Quebec.
April to September
Detritus, fungus, decaying vegetation.
Holotype as Semele bifasciella by Chambers, 1876. Locality: Kentucky. Museum unknown.
Holotype as Homosetia obscurella male by Dietz, 1905 #14945. Locality: Onaga, Kansas. In Museum Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Mass.
Internet References

The Canadian Entomologist, 1876, Vol. 8, pg. 105 & 136 by Chambers.
The Canadian Entomologist, 1877, Vol. 9, pg. 208 by Chambers.
Transactions of the Entomological Society of America, 1905, Vol. 31, pg. 82 by Dietz.
Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1989-1992, Vol. 152, pg. 53 by Miller & Hodges.