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Species Cosmopterix floridanella - Hodges#1497

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Cosmopterigidae (Cosmet Moths)
Subfamily Cosmopteriginae
Genus Cosmopterix
Species floridanella (Cosmopterix floridanella - Hodges#1497)
Hodges Number
1497
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cosmopterix floridanella Beutenmüller, 1889
Cosmopteryx floridanella Beutenmüller, 1889
Cosmopteryx nigrapunctella Busck, 1900
Identification
See description and figures here.
Range
Florida, Arkansas, Mississippi (Hodges, 1978 (1)), Tennessee, Louisiana, and Alabama (2).
Season
Adults have been collected from April to May (2).
Works Cited
1.The Moths of North America North of Mexico. Fascicle 6.1, Gelechioidea, Antequerinae, Cosmopteriginae, Chrysopeleiinae.
Hodges, R. W. 1978. London: E. W. Classey Ltd. and The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, 166 pp.
2.The genera Cosmopterix Hübner and Pebobs Hodges in the New World
Koster, J.C. . 2010. Zoologische Mededelingen 84: 251-575.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems