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Species Cosmopterix delicatella - Hodges#1480

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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 delicatella (Cosmopterix delicatella - Hodges#1480)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cosmopterix delicatella Walsingham, 1889
Cosmopteryx delicatella Walsingham, 1889
There are 31 species of the genus Cosmopterix in America north of Mexico. (1)
Forewing length 4.9 mm (2).
See description and figures here.
Hodges (1978) listed the range as Massachusetts to Florida and west to Mississippi. (3) Koster (2010) mentions there are no specimens in collections to support the range stated by Hodges, and the range may possibly be larger. (2)
March to September. (1)
Print References
Hodges, R.W., 1978. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.1. E. W. Classey Ltd. and The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, p. 29; pl. 2.35-36. (3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.The genera Cosmopterix Hübner and Pebobs Hodges in the New World
Koster, J.C. . 2010. Zoologische Mededelingen 84: 251-575.
3.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.