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Species Cosmopterix minutella - Hodges#1486

Micromoth - Cosmopterix minutella
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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 minutella (Cosmopterix minutella - Hodges#1486)
Hodges Number
1486
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cosmopterix minutella Beutenmüller, 1889
Cosmopteryx minutella Beutenmüller, 1889
Size
Forewing length 3.8 mm (1).
Identification
See description and figures here.
Range
Florida (2) (1)
Season
Adults fly from March to early May (Hodges, 1978 (2)) (1).
See Also
Cosmopterix quadrilineella is similar, but larger.
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