Cosmopterix attenuatella (Walker, 1864)

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FAMILY Cosmopterigidae
SUBFAMILY Cosmopteriginae
GENUS Cosmopterix
SPECIES attenuatella
AUTHOR(Walker, 1864)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONGelechia attenuatella
TYPE LOCALITYJamaica.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, genitalia slide 3724♂, BMNH.
STATUS Species
COMMENTTransferred to Cosmopterix by Walsingham (1897: 53). Lectotype ♂ designated by Koster (2016: 129).
PUBLICATION Walker F. 1864b. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Part XXX.– Tineites. - — 30:i–iv, 837–1096.
PAGINATION 1019 Bhl

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
antichorda Meyrick, 1909 Synonym of species
antillia Forbes, 1931 Synonym of species
apiculata Meyrick, 1922 Synonym of species
flavofasciata Wollaston E., 1879 Synonym of species
mimetis Meyrick, 1897 Synonym of species
venefica Meyrick, 1915 Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Cameroon   Koster J. C. 2016. The genus Cosmopterix Hübner of continental Sub-Saharan Africa (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Cosmopterigidae). - Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 158 (2015):87–318. 127
Cape Verde São Nicolao Báez M. & García A. 2005. Lepidoptera. – In: Arechavaleta M., Zurita N., Marrero M. C. & Martín J. L. (eds). Lista preliminar de especies silvestres de Cabo Verde (hongos, plantas y animales terrestres). - — :1–155; chapter pagination 87–90. 87 (as flavofasciata)
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the North Kivu Meyrick E. 1938a. Exploration du Parc National Albert. Pterophoridae, Tortricina and Tineina. - Institut des Parcs Nationaux du Congo belge 14:3–28, pl. 1–3. 18 (as flavofasciata)
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Equateur Ghesquière J. 1940a. Lépidoptères Microlépidoptères (première partie). - Annales du Musée du Congo belge, Zoologie [3, Arthropodes] section 2, Catalogues raisonnés Sér. III (II) 7(1):1–120, pls. i–v. 70
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Orientale Koster J. C. 2016. The genus Cosmopterix Hübner of continental Sub-Saharan Africa (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Cosmopterigidae). - Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 158 (2015):87–318. 127
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Bas Congo Koster J. C. 2016. The genus Cosmopterix Hübner of continental Sub-Saharan Africa (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Cosmopterigidae). - Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 158 (2015):87–318. 127
Kenya   Meyrick E. 1920a. Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique Orientale (1911–1912). Résultats Scientifiques. Insectes Lépidoptères II. Microlepidoptera. - — :35–120. 80 (as mimetis)
Madagascar   Viette P. 1951f. Quelques Microlépidoptères de Madagascar. - Mémoires de l'Institut scientifique de Madagascar (A)5(2):337–346. 343 (as flavofasciata)
Mauritius   Meyrick E. 1910a. Descriptions of Micro-Lepidoptera from Mauritius and Chagos Isles. - Transactions of the entomological Society of London 1910(3):366–377. 372 (as mimetis)
Mauritius Rodrigues Meyrick E. 1924a. Micro-Lepidoptera of Rodriguez. - Transactions of the entomological Society of London 1923(3–4):544–557. 552 (as flavofasciata)
Namibia   Sinev S. Yu. 2004. Agonoxenidae, Batrachedridae, Blastobasidae, Chrysopeleiidae, Cosmopterigidae, and Stathmopodidae (Lepidotera: Gelechioidea). – In: Mey, Z. (Ed.) The Lepidoptera of the Brandberg Massif in Namibia. - Esperiana Memoir 1:107–130. 112
Réunion   Guillermet C. 2012. Contribution à l'étude des Hétérocères de l'île de La Réunion : description de huit nouvelles espèces de Tortricidae, Carposinidae et Crambidae (Lepidopteraa Heterocera). - L'Entomologiste 68(6):337–350. 349
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Saint-Helena Wollaston T. V. 1879. Notes on the Lepidoptera of St. Helena, with descriptions of new species. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (5) 3(15):219–233; (17): 329–343; (18): 415–441. 438 (as flavofasciata)
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Ascension Robinson G. S. & Kirke C. M. S. 1990. Lepidoptera of Ascension Island – a review. - Journal of Natural History 24(1):119–135. 123
Saudi Arabia   Amsel H. G. 1958. Kleinschmetterlinge aus Nordost-Arabien der Ausbeute A. S. Talhouk. - Beiträge zur Naturkundlichen Forschung in Südwestdeutschland, Karlsruhe 17(1):61–82, pl. 5. 78 (as flavofasciata)
Seychelles Mahé Meyrick E. 1911d. Tortricina and Tineina. Results of the Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905. - Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (2)14(3):263–307. 282 (as mimetis)
Seychelles Cosmoledo Legrand H. 1966. Lépidoptères des îles Seychelles et d'Aldabra. - Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (A)37 (1965):1–210, pls. 1–16. 59 (as flavofasciata)
Seychelles Aldabra Legrand H. 1966. Lépidoptères des îles Seychelles et d'Aldabra. - Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (A)37 (1965):1–210, pls. 1–16. 59 (as flavofasciata)
Seychelles Coëtivy Legrand H. 1966. Lépidoptères des îles Seychelles et d'Aldabra. - Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (A)37 (1965):1–210, pls. 1–16. 59 (as flavofasciata)
South Africa Western Cape Meyrick E. 1909a. New South African Microlepidoptera. - Annals of the South African Museum 5:349–379. 357 (as antichorda)
South Africa Eastern Cape Koster J. C. 2016. The genus Cosmopterix Hübner of continental Sub-Saharan Africa (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Cosmopterigidae). - Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 158 (2015):87–318. 128
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Koster J. C. 2016. The genus Cosmopterix Hübner of continental Sub-Saharan Africa (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Cosmopterigidae). - Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 158 (2015):87–318. 128
South Africa Gauteng Koster J. C. 2016. The genus Cosmopterix Hübner of continental Sub-Saharan Africa (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Cosmopterigidae). - Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 158 (2015):87–318. 128
South Africa North-West Koster J. C. 2016. The genus Cosmopterix Hübner of continental Sub-Saharan Africa (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Cosmopterigidae). - Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 158 (2015):87–318. 128
South Africa Mpumalanga Koster J. C. 2016. The genus Cosmopterix Hübner of continental Sub-Saharan Africa (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Cosmopterigidae). - Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 158 (2015):87–318. 127
Swaziland   Koster J. C. 2016. The genus Cosmopterix Hübner of continental Sub-Saharan Africa (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Cosmopterigidae). - Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 158 (2015):87–318. 128
Tanzania, United Republic of   Koster J. C. 2016. The genus Cosmopterix Hübner of continental Sub-Saharan Africa (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Cosmopterigidae). - Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 158 (2015):87–318. 128
Uganda   Koster J. C. 2016. The genus Cosmopterix Hübner of continental Sub-Saharan Africa (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Cosmopterigidae). - Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 158 (2015):87–318. 128

Notes:  Australasia: Australia, New Guinea; Neotropical: Tropics of New world (see Hodges 1978), Brazil, Jamaica, Peru, Puerto Rico; Oriental: India, Indonesia (Borneo), Sri Lanka; Palaearctic: Canary Islands, Madeira.

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Poaceae Melinus minutiflora Madagascar Viette P. 1951f. Quelques Microlépidoptères de Madagascar. - Mémoires de l'Institut scientifique de Madagascar (A)5(2):337–346. 343
Cyperaceae Cyperus rotundus Mauritius Meyrick E. 1924a. Micro-Lepidoptera of Rodriguez. - Transactions of the entomological Society of London 1923(3–4):544–557. 552 (as flavofasciata)
Cyperaceae Cyperus rotundus Congo, DR Ghesquière J. 1940a. Lépidoptères Microlépidoptères (première partie). - Annales du Musée du Congo belge, Zoologie [3, Arthropodes] section 2, Catalogues raisonnés Sér. III (II) 7(1):1–120, pls. i–v. 70