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Species Eudonia echo - Hodges#4735

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Scopariinae
Genus Eudonia
Species echo (Eudonia echo - Hodges#4735)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eudonia echo (Dyar, 1929)
Scoparia echo Dyar, 1929
* Phylogenetic sequence #142950
Eighteen Eudonia species are found in America north of Mexico.(1), (MPG list)
2 subspecies : echo and gartrelli
Forewing length 7-9 mm.(1)
Adult: forewing a mosaic of black, white, and gold scales, giving an overall dull greenish-gray appearance from a distance; AM and PM lines white; upper portion of PM line jogs outward, and lower portion curves inward in concave arc; scattering of gold scales across wing become more conspicuous upon closer inspection/higher magnification; small black patches present on both sides of AM line, in upper median area, and in 3 groups beyond PM line; fringe checkered black and white; hindwing pale gray with dark terminal line and pale fringe
British Columbia to California
type specimen of subspecies echo collected on Vancouver Island at Victoria BC; type specimen of subspecies gartrelli collected on mainland British Columbia at Keremeos, and occurs south to California
Adults fly from June through September.(1)
See Also
Scoparia biplagialis forewing paler overall, with fewer or no gold scales, and lower portion of PM line is either straight or convex, not a concave arc as in E. echo
other species of Eudonia and related genera either have no gold scales, or a different forewing pattern, or do not occur in the west
Print References
Powell, J. A., and P. A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl. 21.32m; p. 170(1)
Munroe, E. G. 1972. The Moths of America North of Mexico: Scopariinae, Nymphulinae. Fascicle 13.1A.(2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, some collection records, living and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - collection map and photos of pinned adults.
presence in California; list of 9 specimen records with dates and locations (U. of California at Berkeley)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.The Moths of North America North of Mexico. Fascicle 13.1A. Scopariinae, Nymphulinae
Eugene Munroe. 1972. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.