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Species Ethmia monticola - Gray Ethmia - Hodges#0987

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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
No Taxon (bipunctella group)
Species monticola (Gray Ethmia - Hodges#0987)
Hodges Number
0987
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ethmia monticola (Walsingham, 1880)
Psecadia monticola Walsingham, 1880 (1)
Ethmia monticola monticola Walsingham, 1880 (2)
Ethmia monticola emmeli Powell, 1973 (2)
Ethmia monticola fuscipedella (Walsingham, 1888) (2)
Psecadia fuscipedella Walsingham, 1888 (3)
Phylogenetic sequence #420194
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is Latin meaning "mountain dweller." Walsingham described it from a single specimen from the "Siskiyo range of mountains on the borders of California and Oregon." (1)
Size
Forewing length 11-14.5 mm. (4)
Wingspan 22-25 mm. (5), (1)
Identification
Adult - see original description in Print References. (1)
Range
British Columbia and Alberta to California and Arizona, east at least to North Dakota and Colorado.
Food
Larval hosts unknown but plants in the borage/forget-me-not family (Boraginaceae) are suspected, including hound's toungue (Cynoglossum), stoneseed (Lithospermum), comfrey (Symphytum) and/or bluebells (Mertensia). (4)
Lithospermum canescens (Michx.) Lehm.– Hoary puccoon, and possibly other Lithospermum spp. (6)
Remarks
Not strongly attracted to lights. (1)
Print References
Walsingham, T. de Grey. 1880. On some new and little known species of Tineidae. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1880: 87; Pl.12, f.3. (1)
Works Cited
1.On some new and little known species of Tineidae
Walsingham, T. 1880. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 77-93.
2.A systematic monograph of New World ethmiid moths (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea).
Jerry A. Powell. 1973. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 120: 1-312.
3.Steps towards a revision of Chambers' index, with notes and descriptions of new species. (continuing series vol. 1)
Lord Walsingham. 1888. Insect Life 1(3-5,8-9): 81-84, 113-117, 145-150, 254-258, 287-291.
4.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.Moths of North Dakota
Dr. Gerald M. Fauske. North Dakota State University.