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Species Cosmopterix fernaldella - Hodges#1496

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Cosmopterigidae (Cosmet Moths)
Subfamily Cosmopteriginae
Genus Cosmopterix
Species fernaldella (Cosmopterix fernaldella - Hodges#1496)
Hodges Number
1496
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cosmopterix fernaldella Walsingham, 1882
Cosmopteryx fernaldella Walsingham, 1882:
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet in honor of entomologist Charles H. Fernald (1838-1921).
Size
Forewing length 4.8-5.0 mm (1).
Identification
See description and figures here.
Range
USA: from Maine and the Lower Peninsula of Michigan south to New Jersey and Pennsylvania (Hodges, 1978 (2)), Wisconsin and Minnesota (1)
Canada: Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia (1)
See Also
Cannot be separated with certainty from C. ebriola and C. scirpicola on external characters, but differs in the male and female genitalia. (1) The range of C. fernaldella does not seems to overlap at with these two species which are both more southern in distribution. Anything north of Virginia or Oregon can probably safely be called C. fernaldella.
Print References
Hodges, R.W., 1978. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.1. London: E. W. Classey Ltd. and The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, p. 37; pl. 3.13. (2)
Works Cited
1.The genera Cosmopterix Hübner and Pebobs Hodges in the New World
Koster, J.C. . 2010. Zoologische Mededelingen 84: 251-575.
2.The Moths of North America North of Mexico. Fascicle 6.1, Gelechioidea, Antequerinae, Cosmopteriginae, Chrysopeleiinae.
Hodges, R. W. 1978. London: E. W. Classey Ltd. and The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, 166 pp.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems