Cossinae,

Pohl, Greg, Anweiler, Gary, Schmidt, Christian & Kondla, Norbert, 2010, An annotated list of the Lepidoptera of Alberta, Canada, ZooKeys 38 (38), pp. 1-549: 93-94

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.3897/zookeys.38.383

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3788987

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B2F256-9F70-A47B-E6A7-F99AFD8FAA51

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Cossinae
status

 

Cossinae 

391 R Acossus centerensis (Lintner, 1877) L Jun  – E Aug m B g

Poplar Carpenterworm

T: Barnes and McDunnough (1911)

L: Bowman (1951), Pohl et al. (2004b) C: CNC,

NFRC, OLDS, PMAE, UASM 392 R Acossus populi (Walker, 1856) L Jun  – E Aug M B g

Aspen Carpenterworm

T: Barnes and McDunnough (1911)

L: Barnes and McDunnough (1911), Bowman

(1951), Ives and Wong (1988), Pohl et al. (2004b)

C: CNC, NFRC, OLDS, PMAE, UASM 393 R Prionoxystus robiniae (Peck, 1818) L Jun  – M Jul – B G

Carpenterworm

T: Barnes and McDunnough (1911)

L: Bowman (1951), Pohl et al. (2004b) C: CNC,

NFRC, OLDS, PMAE, UASM

Choreutoidea

36. Choreutidae  – metalmark moths

Small (10–15 mm wingspan) moths with a scaled proboscis and broad wings, often marked with patches of metallic scales. The adults are diurnal; they run and fly with rapid, jerky movements, and hold the wings elevated above the body when at rest. Larvae of most species are leaftiers, usually of monocots. Some larvae live within stems but are not true borers.

Until recently, the family Choreutidae  was associated with the Glyphipterigidae  or the Sesiidae  , but it is now placed in its own superfamily. Approximately 400 species of choreutids are known worldwide. The family is most diverse in tropical regions. Thirtytwo species are known from North America, and nine of these are reported in AB. The family is in need of revision in North America. Heppner (1982, 1991a, 1991b) has revised some tropical groups and has put new manuscript names on specimens in the CNC, but the latter remain unpublished. Currently, specimens can only be identified by comparison with authoritatively determined material, although Dombroskie (2003) is helpful for several AB species.