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Species Ethmia albicostella - Hodges#1001

Ethmia albicostella - Hodges #1001 - Ethmia albicostella
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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 albicostella (Ethmia albicostella - Hodges#1001)
Hodges Number
1001
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ethmia albicostella (Beutenmüller, 1889)
Psecadia albicostella Beutenmüller, 1889
Anesychia mirusella Chambers, 1877
Ethmia mirusella Dyar, 1902
Ethmia mirella Meyrick, 1914
Size
Forewing length: 10.5-13.2 mm (1).
Identification
"Narrow forewings which are evenly divided by a straight, longitudinal line, brownish gray on costal, white on dorsal half" (1).
Range
"Southern Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Montana (Bozeman) through the southern Rocky Mountain states at moderately high elevations (mostly 7,000-8,000 feet) and mountains of western Mexico at least to Durango (25 mi W. Durango, 8,100 feet)" (1).
Season
Mid-June to early August (1).
Food
Puccoons (Lithospermum spp.) in Wyoming (A.F. Braun) (1).
Print References
Beutenmüller, W. 1889. On North American Tineidae. Entomologica Americana. 5: 9.