Cossidae

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Cossidae

[′käs·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The goat or carpenter moths, a family of heavy- bodied lepidopteran insects in the superfamily Cossoidea having the abdomen extending well beyond the hindwings.
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Fifteen species of the Cossidae are distributed in the USA, but Comadia redtenbacheri Ham merschmidt (Lepidoptera: Cossidae), the agave redworm, is the only cossid species reported in Mexico.
WITCHETTY GRUBS: The caterpillar of the large Cossid Moth.
He ate witchetty grubs - the edible larvae of cossid moths - in the Australian outback.
Its three partners, Joe Bednarski, Cindy Cossid and Colleen Kelly are integrated marketing experts who have stepped out of their roles at major agencies (Ogilvy & Mather, Frankel & Co.