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Family Cossidae - Carpenter and Leopard Moths

Prionoxystus robiniae - male Moth - Givira lotta Mystery moth - Prionoxystus robiniae Cossidae: Prionoxystus robiniae - Prionoxystus robiniae ? Moth - Prionoxystus robiniae Cossidae: Acossus centernsis - Acossus centerensis Moth - Givira lotta Sphinx? - Prionoxystus robiniae
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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)
Other Common Names
Goat Moths(1)
Explanation of Names
from CossusFabricius, Pliny's name for a larva found under tree bark(2)
Numbers
45 spp. in 11 genera in our area, 670 spp. total(1)
Size
Wingspan 20-70 mm(1)
Food
Larvae bore wood(3)
Remarks
Family COSSIDAE
Subfamily Cossinae
5 genera in North America: Acossus, Comadia, Fania, Miacora, Prionoxystus
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Subfamily Cossulinae
1 genus in North America: Cossula

Subfamily Hypoptinae
3 genera in North America: Givira, Hypopta, Inguromorpha
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Subfamily Zeuzerinae
5 genera in North America: Aramos, Hamilcara, Morpheis, Psychonoctua, Zuezera
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Print References
Schoorl J.W. (1990) A phylogenetic study on Cossidae (Lepidoptera: Ditrysia) based on external adult morphology. Zool. Verh. 263: 1-295 (Full text)
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.
3.A Field Guide to Insects
Richard E. White, Donald J. Borror, Roger Tory Peterson. 1998. Houghton Mifflin Co.