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Acossus populi (Cossidae)
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Containing group: Ditrysia


Edwards, E. D., P. Gentili, M. Horak, N. P. Kristensen and E. S. Nielsen. 1999. The Cossoid/Sesioid Assemblage. Pages 181-197 in: Lepidoptera: Moths and Butterflies. 1. Evolution, Systematics, and Biogeography. Handbook of Zoology Vol. IV, Part 35. N. P. Kristensen, ed. De Gruyter, Berlin and New York.

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Acossus populi (Cossidae)
Scientific Name Acossus populi (Cossidae)
Acknowledgements Courtesy InsectImages.org (#3067084)
Specimen Condition Dead Specimen
Source Collection Bugwood Network/Forestry Images
Copyright © James Solomon, USDA Forest Service
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