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59a0357 – 1474   Cosmopterix attenuatella (Walker, 1864)

© Carol Wolf
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
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hodges, R. W., 1978. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.1, p. 26; pl. 2.25-26. order or free PDF
  • 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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