Harman Patil

Ethmia turnerorum

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

Ethmia turnerorum 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 at altitudes raning from 242 to 832 meters. The habitat consists of dry forests and rain forests.

The length of the forewings is 10.2–10.6 mm for males and 10.3–10.7 mm for females. The ground color of the forewings is whitish with blackish markings and two distinct spots at the base. There is an oblique irregular dark blotch from before the middle below 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 Cordia panamensis.

Etymology

The species is named in honor of J. D. and Nancy Turner for funding the BioLep building in the ACG Administration Área in Sector Santa Rosa.

References

Ethmia turnerorum Wikipedia


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