The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Ethmia monachella


Species Authority
Busck, 1910
Common Name
Lost moth, Lost ethmiid moth
Colorado, USA
Last Record
7 March 1908 (Grinter & Van Dev Broeke, 2013:124)
IUCN status
Not evaluated
TSE Forum thread
This species may have been rediscovered (Grinter & Van Den Broeke, 2013).
[b]Original Scientific Description:[/b]
Busck, A. (1910). Two new American species of the genus Ethmia (Lepidoptera, Ethmiidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 12(1): 53-54.
[b]Species Bibliography:[/b]
Barnes, W. and Busck, A. (1920). Notes and new species. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America 4(3): 211-278.
Grinter, Christopher C. and Van Den Broeke, Matthew S. (2013). [url=]Probable rediscovery of [i]Ethmia monachella[/i] Busck (Gelechioidea) from a photograph on[/url]. News of the Lepidopterists' Society 55(3): 124-125.
Powell, J. A. (1973). A systematic monograph of New World ethmiid moths (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 120: 302 pp.