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65a0005 – 2348   Ellabella editha Busck, 1925

John Davis
Distribution: Distribution. Canada: AB, BC; USA: AZ, CO, NM, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WY. (Heppner 1984).
Holotype: Saanichton, Vancouver Island, BC.
and Size:
Larva and
Host Plants:
"Unknown (possibly Mahonia repens (Lindl.) G. Don which is the only Mahonia in Alberta)." (Heppner, 1984)
Field Marks:
FWL: 8.0-11.5 mm.
Genitalia: See Heppner, 1984: figs. 30, 32, 43, 44.
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Ellabella editha Busck, 1925
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Busck, A., 1925. A new North American genus of Microlepidoptera (Glyphipterygidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 27(3): 48.
  • Heppner, J.B., 1984. Revision of the Oriental and Nearctic genus Ellabella (Lepidoptera: Copromorphidae). Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera, 23 (1): 63.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 21.16m; p. 166. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Ellabella editha
John Davis
Ellabella editha
CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
Ellabella editha
17mm – Jim Vargo
Ellabella editha
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