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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Superfamilia: Tortricoidea

Familia: Tortricidae
Subfamilia: Tortricinae
Tribus: Sparganothini
Genus: Sparganocosma
Species: Sparganocosma docsturnerorum

Sparganocosma docsturnerorum J.W. Brown, 2013

Type locality: Costa Rica, Alajuela Province, Área de Conservación Guanacaste, Sector Rincón Rain Forest, Río Francia Arriba, 400 m, 10.89666N, -85.29003W.

Holotype: USNM. male ♂. 24.II.2002.

Brown, J.W., Janzen, D.H. & Hallwachs, W. 2013. A food plant specialist in Sparganothini: A new genus and species from Costa Rica (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae). ZooKeys, 303: 53–63. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.303.5230 Open access. Reference page.

Sparganocosma is a genus of moths in the family Tortricidae. It contains only one species, Sparganocosma docsturnerorum, which is found in north-western Costa Rica.

The length of the forewings is 8.8–11 mm for males and 10.5–13 mm for females. The forewings have two large ovoid patches of pale buff in the costal region. These patches are infrequently separated by a narrow brown remnant of a median fascia. The patches usually have small flecks of brown. The remainder of the wing has a broad brown longitudinal band along the dorsum. The hindwings are rather uniformly dark grey brown. They are slightly darker in females.

The larvae have been recorded feeding on Asplundia utilis and Asplundia microphylla. They are pale translucent yellow gold with a nearly uniformly amber head.[1]

The genus name is derived from Latin spargano (meaning to scatter or throw around) and cosm (referring to the universe). The species is named in honour of Drs. John Turner and Nancy Turner, who psychologically and financially supported the Lepidoptera inventory of Área de Conservación in Costa Rica.

A food plant specialist in Sparganothini: A new genus and species from Costa Rica (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae)

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