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Subfamily Cosmopteriginae

Cosmet Moth - Hodges #1503 - Melanocinclis lineigera Cosmopterigidae: Limnaecia phragmitella - Limnaecia phragmitella Moth - Cosmopterix clandestinella moth - Eteobalea wyattella Incertae sp. Moth? - Melanocinclis lineigera Orange and black moth - Triclonella pergandeella moth - Cosmopterix molybdina Jockey's ridge leaf miner on Spartina cynosuroides D3599 2022 2 - Cosmopterix
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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
Explanation of Names
From the type genus Cosmopterix. Generic epithet Cosmopterix is Greek meaning "ornamental wings." (1)
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.