Ethmia monachella Busck, 1910

Lost moth, Lost ethmiid moth



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 7 March 1908 (Grinter & Van Dev Broeke, 2013:124)

This species may have been rediscovered (Grinter & Van Den Broeke, 2013).



Colorado, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Busck, A. (1910). Two new American species of the genus Ethmia (Lepidoptera, Ethmiidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 12(1): 53-54.


Other references:

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). Probable rediscovery of Ethmia monachella Busck (Gelechioidea) from a photograph on 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.


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