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Species Comadia redtenbacheri - Hodges#2689

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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 Cossinae
Genus Comadia
Species redtenbacheri (Comadia redtenbacheri - Hodges#2689)
Hodges Number
2689
Explanation of Names
Author of species Hammerschmidt, 1847.
Remarks
This is one of the kinds of "worms" put into "tequila" (really mescal) as a marketing gimmick.
Internet References
Threatened edible insects in Hidalgo, Mexico and some measures to preserve them Article from the Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicne (2006, v.2)