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Genus Cossula

Pecan Carpenterworm Moth - Cossula magnifica Moth that looks like a pine twig. - Cossula magnifica Cossula magnifica Unidentified Moth - Cossula magnifica Pecan Carpenterworm Moth - Hodges#2674 for June for LA - Cossula magnifica Cossula magnifica - male 2674   Pecan Carpenterworm Moth    (Cossula magnifica) - Cossula magnifica Cossula magnifica
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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 lists one species, magnifica.
Internet References
Papilio v.2, p.93    Bailey's original description of the genus.