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Species Cosmopterix quadrilineella - Hodges#1485

Cosmopterix - Cosmopterix quadrilineella
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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 quadrilineella (Cosmopterix quadrilineella - Hodges#1485)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cosmopterix quadrilineella Chambers, 1878
Cosmopteryx quadrilineella Chambers, 1878
Forewing length 4.2 mm (1).
See description and figures here.
Texas, Arizona (Hodges, 1978 (2)), Arkansas, California (1).
Adults fly from May to October (Hodges, 1978 (2)) (1).
See Also
Forewing pattern shows similarity with C. minutella, but can be distinguished by the bronze brown ground color of the forewing and the larger wingspan.
Internet References
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