Ethmia chrysopyga

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Ethmia chrysopyga
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Depressariidae
Genus: Ethmia
Species: E. chrysopyga
Binomial name
Ethmia chrysopyga
(Zeller, 1844)
Synonyms
  • Psecadia chrysopyga Zeller, 1844
  • Ethmia callidella Walshingham, 1910
  • Ethmia staudingeri (Rebel, 1901)
  • Psecadia staudingeri Rebel, 1901
  • Psecadia andalusica Staudinger, 1880

Ethmia chrysopyga is a moth of the family Depressariidae. It is found in southern Europe and Anatolia up to the Caucasus region.

The wingspan is about 19 mm. The forewings are dull black, with three intensely black spots, the first two situated very lightly before the middle, one on the middle of the fold, one on the cell directly above it and the third slightly larger spot at the upper angle of the cell. The hindwings are sooty black and a little paler than the forewings.[1]

Subspecies[edit]

  • Ethmia chrysopyga chrysopyga (western Europe)
  • Ethmia chrysopyga andalusica (Staudinger, 1880) (Spain, Portugal)
  • Ethmia chrysopyga staudingeri (Rebel, 1901) (Asia Minor)

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