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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Clade: Eulepidoptera
Clade: Ditrysia
Section: Cossina
Subsection: Cossina
Meyrick, 1907

Cossina is the name for both a section and subsection of Ditrysian insects in order containing both butterflies and moths having a dorsal heart vessel. The section named cossina contains 2 subsections: one also named cossina (containing mostly smaller moths in the superfamilies Castnioidea, Cossoidea and Tortricoidea) having pupae with dorsal spines; and subsection Bombycina (containing generally larger sized moths and butterflies in the superfamilies Bombycoidea, Calliduloidea, Cimelioidea, Drepanoidea, Geometroidea, Noctuoidea, Papilionoidea and Uranioidea) having spineless pupae.[1]

See also[edit]


  • Capinera, John, editor (2008), Encyclopedia of Entomology, 2nd ed., Springer Verlag, New York.


  1. ^ page 664 of Capinera