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Species Ethmia semitenebrella - Hodges#0981

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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
Species semitenebrella (Ethmia semitenebrella - Hodges#0981)
Hodges Number
0981
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ethmia semitenebrella Dyar, 1902
Size
Forewing length 10-14 mm. (1)
Identification
Dyar (1902) original description is available in several formats in the print references.(2)
Range
Recorded throughout most of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico.(3)
Season
The main flight period appears to be February to September. (3)
Food
Powell (1971)(4) and Powell & Opler (2009)(1) reported Cercocarpus Kunth (Mountain mahogany).
Life Cycle
Powell (1971) described the life cycle. (4)
Print References
Dyar, H.G., 1902. A review of the genus Ethmia, with descriptions of new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 10: 204. (2)
Powell, J.A., 1971. Biological studies on moths of the genus Ethmia in California (Gelechioidea). The Lepidopterists' Society 25(3): 51. (4)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, pl. 5, figs. 26, 27; p. 69. (1)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.A review of the genus Ethmia, with descriptions of new species
Harrison G. Dyar. 1902. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 10: 202-208.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Biological studies on moths of the genus Ethmia in California (Gelechioidea)
Jerry A. Powell. 1971. The Lepidopterists' Society 25(3): 1-167.
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
6.Butterflies of North America