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Species Cosmopterix magophila - Hodges#1477

Cosmet Moth? - Cosmopterix magophila Cosmopterix magophila Cosmopterix ex Digitaria ciliaris - Cosmopterix magophila Cosmopterix ex Digitaria ciliaris - Cosmopterix magophila Cosmopterix ex Digitaria ciliaris - Cosmopterix magophila Cosmopterix ex Digitaria ciliaris - Cosmopterix magophila Cosmopterix magophila reared from Digitaria sp. - Cosmopterix magophila Cosmopterix magophila reared from Digitaria sp. - Cosmopterix magophila
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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 magophila (Cosmopterix magophila - Hodges#1477)
Hodges Number
1477
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cosmopteryx magophila Meyrick, 1919
Cosmopteryx magophila Meyrick, 1919
Size
Forewing length 3.3-3.9 mm (1).
Identification
See description and figures here.
Range
North Carolina, Arkansas (Hodges, 1978 (2)), and Michigan (1).
Season
Adults have been collected in May (Hodges, 1962 (2)) and in August and September (1).
Food
Mike Palmer has reared adults from larvae mining leaves of Digitaria.
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