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Species Cosipara tricoloralis - Tricolored Cosipara - Hodges#4705

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Scopariinae
Genus Cosipara
Species tricoloralis (Tricolored Cosipara - Hodges#4705)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
described in 1904 by Dyar, who originally placed it in Scoparia
one of 3 species in this genus in our area (1), but the only species on lists from California, Oregon, British Columbia, and Colorado linked to in Internet References section below
forewing length 10 - 11 mm (2)
Adult: forewing ground color white, covered by dark speckling and overlaid by dark gray, dull orangish, and brownish-gray shading in AM, PM, and subterminal areas respectively [based on appearance of this photo]; AM and PM lines paler than remainder of wing; terminal line composed of coalesced black spots; basal half of fringe scales checkered, and distal half grayish
California to British Columbia, east to Colorado; apparently the only species of Cosipara within this geographic range
adults fly in July and August
Page creation based on tentative identification of this image by Brian Scholtens
See Also
Cosipara chiricahoae and C. modulalis are apparently restricted to Arizona where tricoloralis does not occur
Print References
Dyar, H. G. 1904 b: New north American species of Scoparia Haworth. – Entomological News, Philadelphia 15 (2): 71–72.
Internet References
presence in California; list of 9 specimen records with dates and locations (U. of California at Berkeley)
presence in Oregon; PDF doc list and range of dates (David Grimble et al, A Survey of the Lepidoptera fauna from the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon, courtesy Harvard U.)
presence in British Columbia; list (U. of British Columbia)
presence in Colorado; list (Paul Opler, Moths of Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USGS)
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) of America North of Mexico
Scholtens, B.G., Solis, A.M. 2015. ZooKeys 535: 1–136. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.535.6086.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.