Moths of North Dakota

Elachistidae: Ethmiinae

Ethmia albicostella (Beutenmüller 1889)

Common name: listed here as ‘Pale edged ethmia.’

Hodges #: 1001.

Identification: Rfw 11.6 mm, fw with Rs4 running to costa, wing nearly evenly bicolored; proboscis with scale covered base.

Similar species: 978, 980, 987, 992, 999, and 1003.

Distribution: Norther Great Plains, south-westward in Rockies into Mexico.

Hosts: Lithospermum spp.– puccoons.


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ND, Ransom Co., A annex, Sheyenne Natl.  grasslands. 28- VI- 1993, Hg/UV lt., coll. G. Fauske.


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Last updated: 03/27/02

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
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Fargo, ND 58105

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