Cedar Creek
Ecosystem Science Reserve


Insects of Cedar Creek

Order LEPIDOPTERA

Family COSMOPTERIGIDAE

(Cosmopterigid Moths)

Most of these small moths (180 NA spp) are leaf miners. Lymnaecia phragmitella feeds in the heads of cattails. Euclemensia bassettella in an internal parasite of Kermes coccids. Species of Cosmopterix are dark-colored with a gold band near the apex of the forewing.


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