Nye & Fletcher (1991) included ETHMIA in the family ETHMIIDAE, treated by Hodges, in Kristensen (1999) as a subfamily of ELACHISTIDAE.
Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-
The type-species was included by Hübner, as "Ethmia Pyrausta Pall. Reis. I. Anh. 20". Sattler, 1976, in Amsel et. al., Microlepid. Palaearctica 2: 37, treated P. pyrausta Pallas sensu Hübner as a misidentification of a species that should have been identified as T. aurifluella Hübner, . Under the Code (Edn 3), Article 70(b), the case of a misidentified type-species is so to be referred to the Commission to fix as the type-species whichever nominal species will "best serve stability and universality of nomenclature". We suggest that the Commission be asked to designate as the type-species of Ethmia Hübner the nominal species actually involved, namely Tinea aurifluella Hübner, .
See also: Chalybe Duponchel, 1837.
Ethmiidae Busck 1909, proposal for placement on the Official list of Valid Family-Group Names in Zoology by Powell, 1987, having precedence over Azinidae Walsingham 1906 and its synonyms, Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 44 (3) : 186.
Ethmia Hübner 1918, proposal for placement on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology by Powell, 1987, Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 44 (3) : 187.
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Aedia Duponchel, 1837: 296 (key), 305.
Chalybe Duponchel, 1837: 296 (key), 343.
Wiltshireia Amsel, 1949: 317.