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Genus Cossula

Pecan Carpenterworm Moth - Hodges #2674 - Cossula magnifica Pecan Carpenterworm Moth - Hodges #2674 - Cossula magnifica Pecan Carpenterworm Moth - Cossula magnifica - male BioBlitz Bug 49 - Cossula magnifica Lepid - Cossula magnifica Pecan Carpenter Worm Moth - Cossula magnifica Texas SE Gulf Coast - Cossula magnifica - male Cossula magnifica
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Cossoidea (Carpenter and Leopard Moths)
Family Dudgeoneidae
Subfamily Cossulinae
Genus Cossula
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1882 by James S. Bailey
Explanation of Names
Cossula is Latin for "little Cossus". The first sentence of Bailey's description is "Size small."
Numbers
Nearctica.com lists one species, magnifica.
Internet References
Papilio v.2, p.93    Bailey's original description of the genus.