Moths of North Dakota

Elachistidae: Ethmiinae

Ethmia longimaculella (Chambers 1872)

Common name: listed here as ‘Streaked ethmia.’

Hodges #: 999.

Identification: Rfw 9.3 mm, Rs4 running to costa, proboscis with scales; fw maculations tending towards streaks.

Similar species: 978, 980, 987, 992, 1001, 1003, and 2420.

Distribution: Southern Canada, northern and temperate United States east of the Rockies, southward on the plains to Texas.

Hosts: Larvae feed on Lithospermum spp.– puccoons.


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ND, Cass Co., north Fargo.  11- VI- 1994, yard lt., coll. D. Rider.


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Last updated: 03/28/02

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
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Fargo, ND 58105

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