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Species Elachista subalbidella - Hodges#1098.1

Elachista sp. - Elachista subalbidella Elachista subalbidella - male
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Elachistidae (Grass Miner Moths)
Subfamily Elachistinae
Genus Elachista
No Taxon (argentella species group)
Species subalbidella (Elachista subalbidella - Hodges#1098.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Elachista subalbidella Schlager, 1847
Synonym Elachista hiberna Braun, 1948
Wingspan 10-13 mm.
Holarctic; in North America, recorded from BC, MB, NS, ON, PQ.
Widespread from California to Kentucky and north.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some collection points.
Most records are from May through July. (1)
Larvae are miners utilizing grasses.
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Braun, A.F., 1948. Elachistidae of North America (Microlepodoptera). Memoirs of the American Entomological Society No. 13. p. 52.
Kaila, L., 1997. A revision of the Nearctic species of Elachista s. l. II. The argentella group (Lepidoptera, Elachistidae). Acta Zoologica Fennica 206: 1-93.
Internet References
Society of Kentucky Lepidopterists - species account with collection records. (as Elachista hiberna)