Epipyropidae

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Planthopper Parasite Moths
Epiricania hagoromo on Euricania facialis.JPG
Epiricania hagoromo on Euricania facialis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Section: Cossina
Superfamily: Zygaenoidea
Family: Epipyropidae
Genera

Agamopsyche
Anopyrops
Epieurybrachys
Epimesophantia
Epipomponia
Epipyrops
Epiricania
Heteropsyche
Microlimax
Palaeopsyche

Epipyropidae is a small family of moths. This family and the closely related Cyclotornidae are unique among the Lepidoptera in that the larvae are ectoparasites, the hosts typically being fulgoroid planthoppers, thus the common name Planthopper Parasite Moths.

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