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

Cossula magnifica, the pecan carpenterworm moth, is a moth of the Cossidae family found in the southeastern parts of United States, from North Carolina south to Florida, and 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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