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59a0189 – 0982   Ethmia macelhosiella Busck, 1907

David Roberts
Distribution: Type locality: St. Louis, MO.
Larva and
Host Plants:
The larva feeds on Phacelia in May, then estivates, the adult emerging late in the year, as in the moth in this photo. ~ TH
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Synonymy: Ethmia macelhosiella Busck, 1907
Taxonomic Notes: Ethmia macelhosiella: The type specimen came from St. Louis, MO in the first decade of the 20th Century, but apparently it hasn't been collected in the Midwest for a long time. The biology of a population on Plummers Island, MD was reported by Busck and Heinrich 1922, Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 24: 1-9. ~ TH
Ethmia macelhosiella
David Roberts
Ethmia macelhosiella
Mark Dreiling - DNA
Ethmia macelhosiella
– Texas Lepidoptera Survey
Ethmia macelhosiella
- Holotype - LG – U.S. Nat'l. Museum

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