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Species Cosmopterix astrapias - Hodges#1473

St. Andrews leaf miner on Ipomoea purpurea SA539 2016 3 - Cosmopterix astrapias St. Andrews leaf miner on Ipomoea purpurea SA539 2016 6 - Cosmopterix astrapias St. Andrews leaf miner on Ipomoea purpurea SA539 2016 12 - Cosmopterix astrapias St. Andrews leaf miner on Ipomoea purpurea SA539 2016 14 - Cosmopterix astrapias St. Andrews leaf miner on Ipomoea purpurea SA1094 2017 2 - Cosmopterix astrapias St. Andrews leaf miner on Ipomoea purpurea SA1103 2017 1 - Cosmopterix astrapias St. Andrews leaf miner on Ipomoea purpurea SA1103 2017 2 - Cosmopterix astrapias Cosmopterix astrapias
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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 astrapias (Cosmopterix astrapias - Hodges#1473)
Hodges Number
1473
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cosmopterix astrapias Walsingham, 1909
Cosmopterix bendidia Hodges, 1962
Numbers
There are 31 named species of the genus Cosmopterix in America north of mexico.
Size
Koster (2010) reports the forewing length of both sexes is 3.5-3.8 mm. (1). Hodges (1978) reports the forewing length of C. bendidia (a synonym) to be 3.2-4.5mm (2).
Identification
Koster (2010) states "the short oblique white line above the dorsal line near the base of the forewing is characteristic." (1)
Range
Massachusetts to Florida, Arkansas, Texas and Arizona to South America. (1)
Food
Koster (2010) reported the larvae are leaf miners on Ipomoea spp. in the United States. (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 Leiden 84(10). p. 290; figs. 18, 121, 204, 309. (1)
Internet References
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