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420362.001480Cosmopterix delicatella – (Walsingham, 1889)

© Ken Childs
Distribution: MA to Fl and west to MS, Hodges (1978) but Koster (2010) indicates that all records are suspect with the exception of two specimens of the type-series.
Type locality: North Carolina
Field Marks:
See Koster (2010)
Genitalia: See Koster (2010)
Similar Species: 1481 Cosmopterix callichalca - dissection required
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: some specimens may not be sequenced and DNA barcode does not ensure correct identification.
  • Hodges, R. W., 1978. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.1, p. 29; pl. 2.35-36. 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 Leiden, 84(10): 251-575.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Cosmopterix delicatella
© Ken Childs
Cosmopterix delicatella
11mm – © Jim Vargo

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