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Species Cosmopterix clemensella - Hodges#1493

Cosmopterix? - Cosmopterix clemensella Moth - Cosmopterix clemensella small moth - Cosmopterix clemensella moth with long antennae and orange band on wings - Cosmopterix clemensella St. Andrews leaf miner on Carex lurida SA559 2016 2 - Cosmopterix clemensella Hollow rock leaf miner on Carex D377 2017 2 - Cosmopterix clemensella Hollow rock leaf miner on Carex D378 2017 3 - Cosmopterix clemensella Cosmopterix sp. - Cosmopterix clemensella
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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
Genus Cosmopterix
Species clemensella (Cosmopterix clemensella - Hodges#1493)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cosmopterix clemensella Stainton, 1860
Cosmopteryx clemensella Stainton, 1860
Cosmopterix hermodora Meyrick, 1919
Explanation of Names
Patronym for James Brackenridge Clemens, the first American to describe a large number of species of microlepidoptera.
Forewing length 4.9 mm (1).
See description and figures here.
Canada: Manitoba, Ontario; USA: from Maine to the mountains of southern North Carolina, but most commonly in New York and Ohio (Hodges, 1978 (2)) (1).
Sedges (Carex spp.) (2) (1)
Life Cycle
Larvae are leafminers in overwintering leaves. They feed in both the fall and the spring, and the moths emerge in May and June (2) (1).
Print References
Koster, J.C. 2010. The genera Cosmopterix Hübner and Pebobs Hodges in the New World with special attention to the Neotropical fauna (Lepidoptera: Cosmopterigidae). Zoologische Mededelingen 84: 251-575.
Works Cited
1.The genera Cosmopterix Hübner and Pebobs Hodges in the New World
Koster, J.C. . 2010. Zoologische Mededelingen 84: 251-575.
2.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.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems