Epermeniidae, Spuler, 1910

Pohl, Greg, Anweiler, Gary, Schmidt, Christian & Kondla, Norbert, 2010, An annotated list of the Lepidoptera of Alberta, Canada, ZooKeys 38 (38), pp. 1-549: 132-133

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http://doi.org/ 10.3897/zookeys.38.383



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40. Epermeniidae  – fringe-tufted moths

Minute to small (6–20 mm wingspan) moths with narrow, fringed wings, usually with one or more tufts of erect scales. Th ey can be separated from other small, narrowwinged moths by the presence of large spines on the metatibiae (not restricted to the dorsal surface as in Schreckensteiniidae  ). Known larvae begin life as concealed feeders, feeding externally in later instars.

Worldwide, 83 species of Epermeniidae  are known, from all regions; 11 are known from North America. Five species are known from AB, and a sixth is expected to be found here. The group was revised recently by Gaedike (1977), but the descriptions are brief and the illustrations poor. Two more species were described by Gaedike (2008). Th ree AB species were illustrated by Pohl et al. (2005).

787 * R Epermenia falcata Gaedike, 2008 M Jul  – B – T: Gaedike (2008) L: [ Pohl et al. (2005)] C: NFRC

788 * R Epermenia canadensis Gaedike, 2008 Aug M  – – T: Gaedike (2008) L: Gaedike (2008) C: CNC

788.1 * P Epermenia albapunctella Busck, 1908 M Aug  – B – T: Gaedike (1977)

789 * R Epermenia lomatii Gaedike, 1977 M Jun  – B – T: Gaedike (1977) L: Pohl et al. (2005) C: UASM

790 * R Epermenia infracta Braun, 1926 Jun  – Jul M – – T: Gaedike (1977) L: Bowman (1951), Gaedike (1977) C: CNC,?NFRC, UASM

791 * R Ochromolopis ramapoella Kearfott, 1903 M Jun  – M Jul – b G T: Gaedike (1977) L: Pohl et al. (2005) C: CNC, NFRC