Cossula magnifica

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Cossula magnifica
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Cossidae
Genus: Cossula
Species: C. magnifica
Binomial name
Cossula magnifica
Strecker, 1876
Synonyms
  • Cossula basalis Edwards, 1891
  • Cossula norax Druce, 1891

The Pecan Carpenterworm Moth (Cossula magnifica) is a moth of the Cossidae family. It is found in the south-eastern parts of United States, from North Carolina south to Florida, west to Mississippi and Texas.

mounted specimen
Caterpillar

The wingspan is 32-45 mm. Adults are on wing from March to June depending on the location.

The larvae feed on Carya species, including Carya illinoinensis, but also on Diospyros and Quercus species.

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