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Species Epimartyria bimaculella - Hodges#0001.1

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Micropterigoidea (Mandibulate Archaic Moths)
Family Micropterigidae (Mandibulate Archaic Moths)
Genus Epimartyria
Species bimaculella (Epimartyria bimaculella - Hodges#0001.1)
Hodges Number
0001.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Epimartyria bimaculella Davis & Landry, 2012 (1)
Explanation of Names
"The species name is derived from the Latin bi; (two, double) and maculella (little spot) in reference to the two, small, pale yellowish spots present on the forewings" (1).
Identification
"Adults of Epimartyria bimaculella most resemble those of E. pardella in possessing dark fuscous forewings marked by pale golden spots. A total of two yellowish spots occur in bimaculella, with only a single large costal spot present beyond the middle of the forewing. Four spots are present on the forewing of pardella, with two of these located across the distal third of the wing on the costal and dorsal margins respectively" (1).
Range
"Known from northwestern Washington and southern British Columbia" (1).
Habitat
"At the type locality, specimens were captured by sweeping low lying vegetation or during diurnal flight along a shaded seepage in a Douglas Fir–Western Red Cedar forest where leafy liverworts grew. Adults were also observed perching on lower parts of plants such as Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis Pursh) no more than approximately 25 metres from the liverwort habitat" (1).
Season
Records "from late April to mid August, with most records in June" (1).
Life Cycle
Immature stages unknown (1).
Print References
Davis, D.R. & Landry, J.-F. 2012. "A review of the North American genus Epimartyria (Lepidoptera, Micropterigidae) with a discussion of the larval plastron". ZooKeys, 183: 63-68, figs. 2, 6–7, 11, 32, 81–87 (1).
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