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Subfamily Cosmopteriginae

Moth - Anatrachyntis badia Triclonella pergandeella Moth - Cosmopterix moth - Cosmopterix - male Shy Cosmet - Limnaecia phragmitella Cosmopterix June 13 - Cosmopterix Buxton Woods leaf miner on Rhynchospora milliacea D3893 2022 3 - Cosmopterix Anatrachyntis badia or rileyi - Anatrachyntis
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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.