Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Pecan Carpenterworm Moth
Cossula magnifica Strecker 1876


Family: Cossidae
Subfamily: Cossulinae
Identification: Forewing gray and white with tiny black vertical dashes. Elliptical brown terminal patch set off by dark brown st. line. Hindwing dark grayish brown.
Wing Span: 3.2-4.5 cm.
Life History: Larva (Pecan Carpenterworm) bore into host plants.
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Caterpillar Hosts: Hickories, pecan, oaks, and persimmon.
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