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Species Acossus centerensis - Poplar Carpenterworm Moth - Hodges#2675

Cossidae: Acossus centernsis - Acossus centerensis Poplar Carpenterworm Moth - Acossus centerensis - male Poplar Carpenterworm Moth (Acossus centerensis) - Acossus centerensis Poplar Carpenterworm - Acossus centerensis Poplar Carpenterworm Moth - Acossus centerensis - female Acossus centerensis Poplar Carpenterworm Moth - Acossus centerensis Acossus centerensis Acossus centerensis - male
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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 Acossus
Species centerensis (Poplar Carpenterworm Moth - Hodges#2675)
Hodges Number
2675
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acossus centerensis (Lintner, 1877)
Cossus centerensis Lintner, 1877
Phylogenetic sequence # 083525

First described in 1877 by Joseph Albert Lintner.
Explanation of Names
Named after a place in New York called (in 1877 at least) Center, where the first specimens were found
Numbers
Three Acossus species occur in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Wingspan:
♂ 40-50 mm.
♀ 50-64 mm.
Identification
Forewing basal half is dark and the hindwings are pale.
Range
New Jersey to North Dakota northward and west to British Columbia. Also occurs from Arizona to Colorado and west to Nevada.
Season
adults fly May to August
Food
Larval host: Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen) * usda.gov USDA plant information
and sometimes Populus balsamifera (Balsam poplar) * usda.gov USDA plant information
See Also
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Works Cited
1.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.