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Genus Cossula

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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 Cossidae (Carpenter and Leopard Moths)
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.