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Species Ethmia bittenella - Hodges#0994

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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 bittenella (Ethmia bittenella - Hodges#0994)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ethmia bittenella (Busck)
Tamarrha bittenella Busck, 1906 (1)
There are 53 named species of Ethmia in America north of Mexico. (2)
Forewing length 7.4-9.6 mm., (females larger than males) (1)
Southern Texas to Mexico. (1)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Records for February, May and October. (2)
Larvae have been reared on Allowissadula lozanii [Wissadula lozanii] (Malvaceae). (3)
Print References
Heinrich, C. 1921. Some Lepidoptera likely to be confused with the pink bollworm, Journal of Agricultural Research. 20(10): (819), (3)
Internet References
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.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Some Lepidoptera Likely To Be Confused with the Pink Bollworm
Heinrich, Carl. 1921. Journal of Agricultural Research. v. 20, no. 10, pp. 820-821.