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59a0379 – 1481   Cosmopterix callichalca (Meyrick, 1922)

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Distribution: USA: Texas to Florida north to Michigan.
Type locality (callichalca): Brazil.
Holotype (dicacula): Gainesville, FL.
Field Marks:
See Koster (2010), Zool. Med. 84(10): 298; figs. 23, 125, 208, 311.
Genitalia: See Koster (2010)
Similar Species:
  • Cosmopterix quadrilineella
  • Cosmopterix minutella
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Cosmopteryx callichalca Meyrick, 1922
Cosmopterix dicacula Hodges, 1962
Taxonomic Notes: Cosmopterix callichalca (Meyrick, 1922) includes as a synonym Cosmopterix dicacula Hodges 1962 [1481], Zool. Med. 84(10): 298.
  • 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. 30; pl. 2.37. order or free PDF
  • Hodges, R.W., 1962. A revision of the Cosmopterigidae of America north of Mexico, with a definition of the Momphidae and Walshiidae (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea). Entomologica Americana (N.S.), 42: 34.
  • 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
© Jim Eckert
Cosmopterix callichalca
11mm – © Jim Vargo
Cosmopterix callichalca
holotype (dicacula) - LG(cc) U.S.N.M.

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