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59a0170 – 0963   Ethmia lassenella Busck, 1908

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Distribution: Lectotype: Redington, Pima Co., AZ.
Similar Species:
  • Ethmia umbrimarginella Busck, 1907 is larger (wingspread = ~20mm vs. ~17-18mm) and has a longitudinal orange streak extending centrally from base to end of cell, lacking in lassenella.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Ethmia lassenella Busck, 1908
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAH4877 (possibly lassenella) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.
  • Busck, A., 1908. Descriptions of North American Tineina. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 9: 92.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 5.20f; p. 68. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • U.S. National Entomological Collection (USNM) - Lectotype ♀
Ethmia lassenella
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