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300179.000425Elatobia fuliginosella (Lienig & Zeller, 1846)

Kyhl Austin - NM
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Synonymy: Tinea fuliginosella Lienig & Zeller, 1846
Abacobia carbonella Dietz, 1905
Tinea martinella of authors not Walker, 1863
Tinea severella Christoph, 1888
Taxonomic Notes: Elatobia fuliginosella (Lienig & Zeller, 1846) includes as a synonym Elatobia carbonella (Dietz, 1905) in Gaedike (2019), Microlepidoptera of Europe, 9. "NA records probably refer to a distinct species, to which the name carbonella may apply. We retain the listing as E. fuliginosella pending taxonomic work. The name martinella (now a valid species in the Yponomeutidae genus Kessleria) has also been applied historically in NA." Greg Pohl (pers. comm., 2021)
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  • 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: 30.
  • Gaedike, R., 2019. Tineidae II (Myrmecozelinae, Perissomasticinae, Tineinae, Hieroxestinae, Teichobiinae and Stathmopolitinae). Microlepidoptera of Europe, 9: XXIV + 248 pp., 6 pls..
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 2.25m; p. 48. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
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