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Cosmopterigidae
420362.001480Cosmopterix delicatella – (Walsingham, 1889)
Distribution Data for Cosmopterix delicatella
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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
Description/
Field Marks:
See Koster (2010)
Genitalia: See Koster (2010)
Similar Species:
  • 1481 Cosmopterix callichalca - dissection required
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: Select/reselect View by Region on the related species page.)
References
  • Barcode of Life Data System (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. 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, 84(10): 251-575.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Cosmopterix delicatella
11mm – © Jim Vargo

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