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White-lined concealer moth - Ethmia albistrigella

White-lined concealer moth - Ethmia albistrigella
Green Mtn. Rd., ~ 4.2 km NE of Hwy. 3A, Okanagan-Similkameen, British Columbia, Canada
May 16, 2008
This is Ethmia albistrigella, a diurnal ethmiid. I only say it flying in spring on mountain slopes in full sunshine.

Moved
Moved from Ethmia. Is "White-lined concealer moth" the common name for the species?

 
No, i just coined the common
No, i just coined the common name since the white diagonal band on each forewing is characteristic of this species. The species epithet "albistrigella" means 'having a little (or thin?) white brisle', in reference to the thin white band on each forewing:
albus (lat.) = white;
strigos (gr.) = stiff bristle;
-ella = a diminution suffix of strigos.

Concealer moths is the common name for members of Oecophoridae family, though i think Ethmiidae is a family in its own terms.

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