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Species Ethmia bipunctella - Viper's Bugloss Moth - Hodges#0986

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Depressariidae
Subfamily Ethmiinae
Genus Ethmia
Species bipunctella (Viper's Bugloss Moth - Hodges#0986)
Hodges Number
0986
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
original combination Alucita bipunctella Fabricius, 1775 (1)
synonym Ethmia bipunctella griseicostella Wiltshire, 1947 (1)
Size
forewing length 10 - 14.3 mm, females larger than males (1)
Identification
Adults - see Powell's description (1)
Range
introduced in the 1960's to the New Jersey and Quebec-Ottawa areas (1)
Food
Echium vulgare and Symphytum, Cynoglossum, Anchusa, and Lithospermum (Boraginaceae) (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.A systematic monograph of New World ethmiid moths (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea).
Jerry A. Powell. 1973. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 120: 1-312.