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Cosmopterigidae
420379.001481Cosmopterix callichalca – Meyrick, 1922

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Distribution: Texas to Florida north to Michigan.
Type Locality: Brazil
Description/
Field Marks:
See Koster (2010), Zool. Med. 84(10): 298; figs. 23, 125, 208, 311.
Genitalia: See Koster (2010)
Similar Species:
  • 1485 Cosmopterix quadrilineella
  • 1486 Cosmopterix minutella
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: Select/reselect View by Region on the related species page.)
Taxonomic Notes: Cosmopterix callichalca Meyrick, 1922 includes as a synonym Cosmopterix dicacula Hodges 1962 [1481], Zool. Med. 84(10): 298.
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. 30; pl. 2.37. 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 callichalca
© Rick Welton
Cosmopterix callichalca
© Rick Welton

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