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Species Phaeoses sabinella - Hodges#0430

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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 Tineidae (Clothes Moths)
Subfamily Hieroxestinae
Genus Phaeoses
Species sabinella (Phaeoses sabinella - Hodges#0430)
Hodges Number
0430
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phaeoses sabinella Forbes, 1922
Numbers
Phaeoses sabinella is the only member of the genus in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Wingspan: (1)
females 8 -10.5 mm.
males 7.5-8.5 mm.
Identification
Adult:(1)
Antennae are 0.7 length of forewing and have 58 segments.
Forewings are pale grayish brown with a distinct luster.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (2)
Range
Southern coastal plains from Texas to Florida and south to Jalisco, Mexico.
Holotype collected at Sabine River Ferry, Louisiana, opposite Orange, Texas.(1)
Habitat
Moist habitats near rivers and can be extremely common in cypress swamps.
Season
Multivoltine with records of adults from March through November.(1)
Food
Larval host unknown but thought to be dead plant material. (1), (3)
Remarks
The species is seldom collected despite being common at some locations.(1)
Print References
Wheeler, Q. & M. Blackwell 1984. Fungus-Insect Relationships: Perspectives in Ecology and Evolution. p. 385. (3)
Davis, D.R. 1978. The North American moths of the genera Phaeoses, Opogona, and Oinophila, with a discussion of their supergeneric affinities. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. (1)
Forbes, W.T.M. 1922. New species description of Phaeoses sabinella. Entomological News 33: 99-104. (Full text)