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Species Cosmopterix bacata - Hodges#1491

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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 bacata (Cosmopterix bacata - Hodges#1491)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cosmopterix bacata Hodges, 1962
FWL: 3.5-4.2 mm. (1)
Dark brown with an intense orange transverse fascia. The apical seven segments of the antenna are white preceded by brown segments. The dorsal surface of the head has three white lines, and the dorsal surface of the thorax has a medial white line. The base of the forewing has four bluish-white lines of which the subcostal line is short and slightly curved, the anteromedial line is short and unusually shorter than the posteromedial line. The transverse fascia is bordered basally by a band of shining silver scales and distally by two offset silver spots. (1)
Records from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida (1) (2).
Type-locality: Leroy, Alabama. [CU] (1)
Adults have been taken from late April through mid-July (1).
Unknown (1) (2).
Life Cycle
Unknown (1) (2).
See Also
Similar to C. gemmiferella, but can be separated by the antennal color pattern. (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.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.
2.The genera Cosmopterix Hübner and Pebobs Hodges in the New World
Koster, J.C. . 2010. Zoologische Mededelingen 84: 251-575.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems