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Species Cossula magnifica - Pecan Carpenterworm Moth - Hodges#2674

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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 Clearwing Moths)
Family Dudgeoneidae
Subfamily Cossulinae
Genus Cossula
Species magnifica (Pecan Carpenterworm Moth - Hodges#2674)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cossula magnifica (Strecker, 1876)
Wingspan 32-45 mm
Forewing gray and white with small black streaks, distinctive brown patch at tip, bordered by dark brown line. At rest, rolls up like a Prominent Moth (Notodontidae).
Southestern United States. North Carolina south to Florida, west to Mississippi, Texas.
Deciduous forests and edges, presumably.
Life Cycle
Caterpillars are borers in wood of pecan and hickory, Carya species as well as oaks, persimmon.
See Also
Aon noctuiformis

Prominent Moths often have similar rolled-up look.
Print References
Covell, p. 423, plate 7 (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - species account with collection map and photos of pinned adults.
Georgia Leps--scroll down page
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.