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Species Ethmia discostrigella - Hodges#0980

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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
No Taxon (semilugens group)
No Taxon (discostrigella complex)
Species discostrigella (Ethmia discostrigella - Hodges#0980)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Mountain-mahogany Moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ethmia discostrigella (Chambers, 1877)
Anesychia discostrigella Chambers, 1877
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the forewing length 10-14 mm. (1)
Western Texas to California, northern Utah, Wyoming, and northern Oregon. (1)
Mountain mahogany. (1)
Powell & Opler (2009) reported this species to be the most common of the genus in North America with the adults often swarming around lights. (1)
Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p. 69; plate 5, fig. 24-25. (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.A systematic monograph of New World ethmiid moths (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea).
Jerry A. Powell. 1973. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 120: 1-312.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group