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Species Acossus undosus - Hodges#2677

carpenter moth - Acossus undosus moth - Acossus undosus moth - Acossus undosus Large Moth - Acossus undosus
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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 Cossidae (Carpenter and Leopard Moths)
Subfamily Cossinae
Genus Acossus
Species undosus (Acossus undosus - Hodges#2677)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acossus brucei (French, 1890)
Acossus nodosus (Kirby, 1892) misspelling
described in 1878 by Lintner, who originally placed it in genus Cossus
one of 3 species in this genus in North America listed at All-Leps; this is the type species
wingspan about 58 mm, based on photo by Jim Vargo at MPG
Wyoming, Utah, and perhaps adjacent states; type specimen collected in Wyoming
page creation based on identification provided at Moth Photographers Group
See Also
compare images of related species by Jim Vargo at MPG
Internet References
author, date, and original genus plus type specimen locality (Brian Pitkin et al, Butterflies and Moths of the World)
synonyms and references (Markku Savela, FUNET)
presence in Utah; list (Joel Johnson, Utah Lepidopterists Society)
technical description and notes (William Barnes and J.H. McDunnough, 1911, Revision of the Cossidae of North America)