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Species Salebriaria tenebrosella - Hodges#5775

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Phycitinae
Tribe Phycitini
Genus Salebriaria
Species tenebrosella (Salebriaria tenebrosella - Hodges#5775)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Salebriaria tenebrosella (Hulst, 1887)
Nephopterix tenebrosella Hulst 1887
Nephopterix quercicolella
There are 26 named Salebriaria species in America north of Mexico. (1)
Heinrich (1956) listed the wingspan as 17-18 mm. (2)
Eastern North America. (1), (3), (4), (5), (6)
Heppner (2003) listed the range as Massachusetts to Florida, Illinois to Texas. (7)
There are records to Ontario. (8)
Adults are most common from May to August.
Heppner (2003) reported adults in Florida from March to April. (7)
The larval host plants include Quercus spp.
Quercus alba (White oak),
Quercus stellata (post oak).
Quercus margaretta (scrubby post oak).
Quercus macrocarpa (burr oak).
Life Cycle
The larvae are leaf tiers. (2)
Print References
Heinrich, C., 1956. American moths of the subfamily Phycitinae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 207: 117, figs. 801, 803. (2)
Hulst, G.D., 1887. New species of Pyralidae. Entomologica Americana, 3: 131.
Neunzig, H.H., 2003. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.5, p. 62; pl. 2.16-17. (9)