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Cosmopterigidae
420357.001474Cosmopterix attenuatella (Walker, 1864)

© Carol Wolf
Description/
Field Marks:
See Koster (2010)
Genitalia: See Koster (2010)
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Gelechia attenuatella Walker, 1864
Cosmopteryx antichorda Meyrick, 1909
Cosmopteryx antillia Forbes, 1931
Cosmopteryx apiculata Meyrick, 1922
Cosmopteryx flavofasciata Wollaston, 1879
Cosmopteryx lespedezae of authors not Walsingham, 1882
Cosmopterix melanarches Meyrick, 1929
Cosmopteryx mimetis Meyrick, 1897
Cosmopteryx superba of authors not Gozmány, 1960
Cosmopteryx venifica Meyrick, 1915
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Hodges, R. W., 1978. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.1, p. 26; pl. 2.25-26. order
  • 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(10): 251-575.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Cosmopterix attenuatella
© Carol Wolf
Cosmopterix attenuatella
9mm – © Jim Vargo

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