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Species Ethmia longimaculella - Streaked Ethmia - Hodges#0999

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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
Species longimaculella (Streaked Ethmia - Hodges#0999)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
original combination Hyponomeuta longimaculella Chambers, 1872 (1)
wingspan 20-24 mm
Adult: forewing white with 12-15 black dashes of various lengths and widths; terminal line composed of several black spots evenly spaced along outer margin; hindwing pale gray; legs banded black-and-white
southern Canada and northern United States east of the Rockies; in midwest, extends south to Texas
adults fly from May to July
larvae feed on puccoon (Lithospermum spp.)
Lithospermum officinale, Onosmodium hispidissimum (1)
Life Cycle
Life cycle images:
1.larval shelter on puccoon 2.larva
See Also
American Ermine Moth (Yponomeuta multipunctella) has round black spots, not elongated black streaks, and its legs are completely white, not banded black-and-white
Internet References
live adult images plus description, larval foodplants, flight dates (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
pinned adult image plus common name reference, description, biology, similar species (Gerald Fauske, Moths of North Dakota)
classification history (Brian Pitkin, Butterflies and Moths of the World)
Works Cited
1.A systematic monograph of New World ethmiid moths (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea).
Jerry A. Powell. 1973. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 120: 1-312.