Ethmia spyrathodes

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Ethmia spyrathodes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Depressariidae
Genus: Ethmia
Species: E. spyrathodes
Binomial name
Ethmia spyrathodes
Meyrick, 1922[1]

Ethmia spyrathodes is a moth in the Depressariidae family. It is found in São Tomé & Principe, off the western coast of Central Africa.

The wingspan is about 35 mm. The forewings are ochreous-white with black markings: three spots on the basal portion of the costa, the middle one transverse and reaching half across the wing, a narrow irregular fascia at one-fourth with the posterior edge acute-prominent in the disc and a small round spot beneath the fold before the middle. There is an irregular oblique blotch from the costa before the middle connected in the disc with a moderate irregular fascia from four-fifth of the costa to near the dorsum at three-fourths, dilated on the costa and touching a round spot towards the termen above the middle. There is also a dot beneath the costa beyond the middle and a round spot above the tornus, as well as a marginal series of marks or dots around the apex and termen. The hindwings are light grey, thinly scaled anteriorly, darker towards the termen.[2]

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