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Species Cosmopterix scirpicola - Hodges#1494

Cosmopterix scirpicola - Hodges#1494 - Cosmopterix scirpicola moth - Cosmopterix scirpicola - female genitalia - Cosmopterix scirpicola - female Currituck County leaf miner on Schoenoplectus americanus D3101 2021 2.1 - Cosmopterix scirpicola Currituck County leaf miner on Schoenoplectus americanus D3101 adult maybe 2021 3 - Cosmopterix scirpicola 54 and Barbee mitigation wetland leaf miner on Schoenoplectus pungens D3223 2021 1.1 - Cosmopterix scirpicola 54 and Barbee mitigation wetland leaf miner on Schoenoplectus pungens D3223 adult 2021 2 - Cosmopterix scirpicola 54 and Barbee mitigation wetland leaf miner on Schoenoplectus pungens D3223 adult 2021 3 - Cosmopterix scirpicola
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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 scirpicola (Cosmopterix scirpicola - Hodges#1494)
Hodges Number
1494
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cosmopterix scirpicola Hodges, 1962
Size
Forewing length 4.8-4.9 mm (1).
Identification
See description and figures here.
Range
From Maryland and eastern Wyoming to Florida, southwest Louisiana and California (Hodges, 1978 (2)), and Alabama (1).
Season
Adults on the wing in the north in June and July, in Florida from late March to early June, in Louisiana in May and June and in California in late August (Hodges, 1978 (2)), probably bivoltine (1).
Food
Scirpus sp. (Cyperaceae) (Hodges, 1978 (2)) (1).
Life Cycle
Larvae mine in the stems (Hodges, 1978 (2)) (1).
See Also
Koster (2010) (1) and Hodges (1962) (3) both note that Cosmopterix fernaldella, C. ebriola, and C. scirpicola cannot be separated without dissection. However, range may be useful in eliminating possibilities. See comments here.
Print References
Hodges, 1962:49; figs. 44 (m. genitalia), 105 (f. genitalia), 157 (photo) (3)