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Species Homosetia fasciella - Hodges#0291

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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 fasciella (Homosetia fasciella - Hodges#0291)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Homosetia fasciella (Chambers, 1873)
Pitys fasciella Chambers, 1873
There are 12 named species of the genus Homosetia in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Determined by Terry Harrison.
Alberta eastward across Canada; scattered records throughout the United States. (3) , (4), (5), (6)
Holotype collected in Kentucky.
The main flight period is May to August, but the species has been recorded every month. (2)
Homosetia fasciella is one of the fungus feeders.
Print References
Chambers, V.T., 1873. Micro-Lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist, 5: 111.
Chambers, V.T., 1877. Tineina. The Canadian Entomologist, 9(1): 207.
Works Cited
1.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Essig Museum of Entomology, California Moth Species List
4.A List of the Lepidoptera of Maine. Part 2, The Microlepidoptera. Section 1 & 2
Auburn E. Brower. 1984. Maine Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 114: 1-70.
5.Kentucky Butterfly Net Database (moths also)
6. An annotated list of the Lepidoptera of Alberta, Canada
Gregory R. Pohl, Gary G. Anweiler, B. Christian Schmidt, Norbert G. Kondla. 2010. ZooKeys 38: 1–549.
7.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems