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Species Ethmia zelleriella - Zeller's Ethmia Moth - Hodges#0992

Zeller's Ethmia Moth - Hodges #992 - Ethmia zelleriella Phacelia caterpillar - Ethmia zelleriella Elachistidae: Ethmia zelleriella? - Ethmia zelleriella Elachistidae: Ethmia zelleriella? - Ethmia zelleriella Zeller's Ethmia Moth - Ethmia zelleriella Zeller's Ethmia Moth - Ethmia zelleriella Ethmia zelleriella - Zeller's Ethmia Moth - Hodges#0992 - Ethmia zelleriella Ethmia zelleriella (Zeller's Ethmia Moth) - Ethmia zelleriella
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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 (hagenella group)
Species zelleriella (Zeller's Ethmia Moth - Hodges#0992)
Hodges Number
0992
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ethmia zelleriella (Chambers, 1878)
Hyponomeuta zelleriella Chambers, 1878
Explanation of Names
Philipp Christoph Zeller (1808 - 1883), a German entomologist - Wikipedia
Numbers
46 spp in genus per Arnett (1985) (1)
Size
FWL: 10.4 - 12 mm (2)
WS ≈ 23 mm (based on photo by Jim Vargo at MPG)
Identification
Adult: FW ground color white, dusted with gray along the costa to the midcell. There is a series of elongated black spots more or less evenly distributed over the wing. HW ground color white basally, becoming pale brownish in the apical area. (2)
Range
eastern North America, from southern Ontario and Quebec through the Ohio Valley and southern Appalachian regions to central Texas. - Map (3)
Season
Adults are on wing Mar-Sept (3)
Food
Larvae feed on Phacelia species, including Phacelia dubia and Phacelia bipinnatifida. They feed freely, without a web, boring into pieces of corky bark of a tree to pupate. (2)
Life Cycle
There are probably two generations per year (2)
Internet References
BOLD Systems - images of DNA supported specimens (4)