Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

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Cosmopterix lespedezae (Walsingham, 1882)

Family: Cosmopterigidae
Subfamily: Cosmopteriginae
Wing Span: 0.94 cm
Life History:
Flight: Early July to mid-September
Caterpillar Hosts: Larvae feed on various Fabaceae species, including Lespedeza and Desmodium species.
Adult Food:
Range: South Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio, Arkansas, Texas, and Mississippi.
Management Needs:
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