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Species Cosmopterix montisella - Hodges#1476

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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 montisella (Cosmopterix montisella - Hodges#1476)
Hodges Number
1476
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cosmopterix montisella Chambers, 1875
Cosmopteryx montisella Chambers, 1875
Cosmopteryx unicolorella Walsingham, 1889
Identification
See description and figures here.
Range
"According to Hodges (1978 (1)) the species has been found from New York and Oregon south to New Mexico, Arizona and California. Single specimens have been collected in Arkansas and Iowa, now also established in Michigan." (2)
Season
"Univoltine throughout much of the range from early June to mid-September. Bivoltine in southern Arizona in July and August and late September (Hodges, 1978 (1))." (2)
Food
Unknown (2)
Remarks
"The orange-brown transverse fascia can be completely dark bronze brown, like the rest of the forewing. This form was formerly described as C. unicolorella Walsingham, 1889." (2)
See Also
"Resembles C. bacata, but differs by the larger wingspan, the white inward lined tegulae, the subcostal line on the forewing which starts at base and by the dorsally brownish yellow abdomen." (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