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Species Ethmia prattiella - Hodges#1007

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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 prattiella (Ethmia prattiella - Hodges#1007)
Hodges Number
1007
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ethmia prattiella Busck, 1915 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 029000
Numbers
There are more than 50 named species of Ethmia in America north of Mexico. (2)
Several undescribed species.
Size
Forewing length 8.4-8.7 mm. (3)
Identification
The original description in PDF. (1)
Range
South Texas to Mexico. (2)
Holotype ♀, Texas, Zavalla County, Nueces River, no date. (4)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
The adults are most common from March to April. (2)
See Also
Ethmia longimaculella which has the black marks elongated into short streaks instead of dots

Compare to others on the archived photos of living moths and pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Busck, A. 1915. Descriptions of new North American Microlepidoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 17: 85. (1), (5)
Powell, J.A. 1973. Systematic Monograph of New World Ethmiid Moths (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea). p. 209 (3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington- Journal available for free at Internet Archive
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.A systematic monograph of New World ethmiid moths (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea).
Jerry A. Powell. 1973. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 120: 1-312.
4.Catalog of the type specimens of Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera) in the collection of the NMNH, Smithsonian Institution
Brown, J.W, D. Adamski, R.W. Hodges & S.M. Bahr, II. 2004. Zootaxa 510: 160 pp.
5.Descriptions of new North American microlepidoptera.
August Busck. 1915. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 17(2): 79-94.