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Species Cosmopterix teligera - Hodges#1487

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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 teligera (Cosmopterix teligera - Hodges#1487 )
Hodges Number
1487
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cosmopterix teligera Meyrick, 1915
Cosmopteryx teligera Meyrick, 1915
Cosmopterix abdita Hodges, 1962
Size
Forewing length 3.3-4.8 mm (1).
Identification
See description and figures here.
Range
Florida, south to Key Largo, and Louisiana to northwest Arkansas (Hodges, 1978 (2)) (1).
Season
Adults have been collected from March to October (2).
Food
Unknown (1).
See Also
Cosmopterix lespedezae is very similar. See here for a summary of potential differences.
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