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Species Ethmia epileuca - Hodges#0977

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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 (semilugens group)
Species epileuca (Ethmia epileuca - Hodges#0977)
Hodges Number
0977
Size
male forewing length = 9.4-10.4 mm, female forewing length = 8.3-9.0 mm (1)
Identification
Detailed description can be found in Powell (1973) at link in citations below. (1)
Range
southern California and southern Arizona (1)
Habitat
desert areas (1)
Season
February to April (1)
Works Cited
1.A systematic monograph of New World ethmiid moths (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea).
Jerry A. Powell. 1973. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 120: 1-312.