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Species Mea skinnerella - Hodges#0306

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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)
No Taxon (Tineidae "Clade A" Regier et al., 2014)
Genus Mea
Species skinnerella (Mea skinnerella - Hodges#0306)
Hodges Number
0306
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Mea skinnerella (Dietz, 1905) (1)
Progona skinnerella Dietz, 1905 (2)
Progona floridella Dietz, 1905 (2)
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of Dr. Henry Skinner (1861-1926).
Numbers
There are two species of the genus in America north of Mexico. (3), (4)
Size
Dietz (1905) listed a wingspan of 7.5 mm. (2)
Identification
Dietz (1905) original description in print references. (2)
Range
Heppner (2003) reported the range to include New Jersey to Florida(5), Illinois to Texas. (6), (7)
Holotype ♂ from Caldwell, New Jersey, July.
Season
The main flight period appears to be May to October. (4)
Heppner (2003) reported June to July, and October in Florida. (7)
Food
Heppner (2003) reported the host as "detritus?".
Remarks
Holotype label: "Caldwell, N.J. July 8 1900 W.D. Kearfott; Type; W.G. Dietz Coll; Type 2868; (male) genitalia on slide 2646 D.R. Davis; Holotype (male) Progona skinnerella Dietz; skinnerella type Dietz".
Print References
Dietz, W.G., 1905. Revision of the genera and species of the tineid subfamilies Amydriinae and Tineinae inhabiting North America. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 31: 76; plate 2, fig. 4. (2)
Works Cited
1.Tineid moths from southern Texas, with descriptions of new species
August Busck. 1906. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 30: 721-736.
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.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida
6.South Carolina Moth Species
7.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
8.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems