Neha Patil

Ethmia lesliesaulae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Depressariidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Ethmia
Ethmia lesliesaulae

Ethmia lesliesaulae is a moth in the Depressariidae family. It is found in Costa Rica, where it has been recorded from both sides of the Cordillera Volcánica de Guanacaste al altitudes ranging from 300 to 645 meters. The habitat consists of rain forests.

The length of the forewings is 8.4–10.3 mm for males and 8.9–10.4 mm for females. The ground color of the forewings is whitish, with blackish markings and two distinct spots at the base, as well as an oblique dark blotch from before the middle of the costa connecting with an elongated dark mark from the middle to the termen. The hindwing ground colour is whitish, but darker at the margins.

The larvae feed on Drymonia macrophylla, Drymonia serrulata, Drymonia warszewicziana and Drymonia alloplectoides.

Etymology

The species is named in honor of Leslie Saul.

References

Ethmia lesliesaulae Wikipedia


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