Cossus buchanani

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Taxonavigation: Cossoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
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
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Divisio: Eulepidoptera
Sectio: Ditrysia
Subsectio: Apoditrysia
Superfamilia: Cossoidea

Familia: Cossidae
Subfamilia: Cossulinae
Genus: Cossus
Species: Cossus buchanani


Cossus buchanani Rothschild, 1921

Type locality: Niger, Sahel, Air Mountains, Baguezan Mt.

Holotype: BMNH. male ♂. Genitalia slide BM-Coss 237.

CURRENT STATUS Afroarabiella buchanani


  • Rothschild, W., 1921b: On the Lepidoptera collected by Capt. A. Buchanan in Northern Nigeria and the Southern Sahara in 1919–1920. Novitates Zoologicae, 28: 215–229.
  • Yakovlev, R.V. 2008: Afroarabiella gen. nov. – a new genus of Cossidae (Lepidoptera) from the African and Arabian Peninsula. Atalanta 39(1-4): 389-395. full article (pdf).Reference page