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Ethmia bipunctella.jpg
Adult E. bipunctella at Hellerup (Denmark)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Division: Ditrysia
Family: Ethmiidae
Genus: Ethmia
Hübner, [1819]
Type species
Phalaena pyrausta
Pallas, 1771

Numerous, see text


Aedia Duponchel, 1836 (non Hübner, [1823]: preoccupied)
Anesychia Hübner, [1825]
Azinis Walker, 1863
Babaiaxa Busck, 1902
Ceratophysetis Meyrick, 1887
Chalybe Duponchel, 1836
Dasyethmia Danilevsky, 1969
Disthymia (lapsus)
Disthymnia Hübner, [1825]
Ehtima (lapsus)
Melanoleuca Stephens, 1829
Psecadia Hübner, [1825]
Tamarrha Walker, 1864
Theoxenia Walsingham, 1887
Wiltshireia Amsel, 1949 (non Buckman, 1904: preoccupied)

Ethmia is a large genus of small moths. It is the type genus of the gelechioid family Ethmiidae, which is sometimes included in Elachistidae or Oecophoridae as subfamily.

Selected species[edit]

Species of Ethmia include:[2]

Former species[edit]


  1. ^ ABRS (2008), and see references in Savela (2003)
  2. ^ See references in Savela (2003)


  • Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) (2008): Australian Faunal Directory – Ethmia. Version of 2008-OCT-09. Retrieved 2010-APR-01.
  • Savela, Markku (2003): Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and some other life forms – Ethmia. Version of 2003-DEC-29. Retrieved 2010-APR-21.