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300179.000425Elatobia carbonella (Dietz, 1905)

[T] Kyhl Austin - NM
Distribution: Type locality: Hazleton, PA.
Similar Species:
  • Elatobia montelliella (Schantz, 1951)
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Abacobia carbonella Dietz, 1905
Elatobia fuliginosella of authors (not Lienig & Zeller, 1846)
Tinea martinella of authors not Walker, 1863
Taxonomic Notes: Elatobia carbonella (Dietz, 1905) was formerly treated as a synonym of Elatobia fuliginosella (Lienig & Zeller, 1846) in Gaedike (2019). Hayden (2022) treats carbonella as a full species based on genitalic dissection. This conclusion appears to be supported by DNA barcode and is followed herein.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • 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)
  • Hayden, J.E., 2022. Elatobia carbonella (Dietz), a tineid moth, a new Florida State record. Tri-ology, 61(1): 8.
  • 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
Elatobia carbonella
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