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Eucosma is a very large genus of moths belonging to the family Tortricidae. The genus has a Holarctic and Indomalayan distribution (some Afrotropical species originally described in this genus have since been reassigned to other genera [1]). Even in well-studied Europe and North America, new species are still regularly discovered (Nomina Insecta Nearctica lists 150 Nearctic species and Fauna Europaea lists 53 European species). There are at least 670 described species in Eucosma worldwide.[1][2]

Eucosma compoliliana FvL.jpg
Eucosma campoliliana
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Tortricidae
Tribe: Eucosmini
Genus: Eucosma
Hübner, 1823

Many, see text

  • Affa Walker, 1863
  • Ascelodes T. B. Fletcher, 1929
  • Calosetia Stainton, 1859
  • Catoptria Guenee, 1845
  • Exentera Grote, 1877
  • Exenterella Grote, 1883
  • Palpocrinia Kennel, 1919
  • Pygolopha Lederer, 1859
Eucosma apacheana

These are small moths in a wide variety of colours, sometimes plain, sometimes with bold patterning.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Eucosma Genus Information". BugGuide.Net. Retrieved 2018-02-28. 
  2. ^ "Browse Eucosma". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-02-28. 

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