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Species Ethmia delliella - Ladder-backed Ethmia Moth - Hodges#0993

Ethmia delliella, side view - Ethmia delliella Ethmia delliella Ethmia delliella Ethmia delliella Ethmia delliella? - Ethmia delliella 0993 Ladder-backed Ethmia  - Ethmia delliella No. 18 Ethmia delliella-0993? - Ethmia delliella unknown moth - Ethmia delliella
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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 delliella (Ladder-backed Ethmia Moth - Hodges#0993)
Hodges Number
0993
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
original combination Psecadia delliella Fernald, 1891 (1)
Numbers
46 spp in genus per Arnett (1985) (2)
Size
forewing length 9 - 12 mm (1)
Identification
FW white with a series of dark bars and spots. Terminal end of wing is orange. HW white, with a faint brown tip.
Range
Texas to southern California, and Mexico.
Food
Ehretia elliptica (1)
Works Cited
1.A systematic monograph of New World ethmiid moths (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea).
Jerry A. Powell. 1973. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 120: 1-312.
2.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.