Ethmiidae

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Ethmiidae
Ethmia.quadrillella.jpg
Adult Ethmia quadrillella
at Commanster (Belgian Ardennes)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Suborder: Glossata
Infraorder: Heteroneura
Division: Ditrysia
Superfamily: Gelechioidea
Family: Ethmiidae (disputed)
Busck, 1909
Synonyms

[1]
Azinidae Walsingham, 1906
Ethmiadae Meyrick, 1909
Ethmiinae Brues, Melander & Carpenter, 1954 (but see text)

Ethmiidae is a family of small moths in the superfamily Gelechioidea. It is sometimes included in the Elachistidae or the Oecophoridae as a subfamily Ethmiinae.[2]

Genera[edit]

A mere 7 genera are presently placed here; numerous others are nowadays considered junior synonyms (mostly of Ethmia):[2]

Pyramidobela is sometimes placed here, but more often in Oecophoridae (or Oecophorinae, if Ethmiidae are included in Oecophoridae as subfamily).[2]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ See references in Savela (2003)
  2. ^ a b c Wikispecies (2009-JUN-29), and see references in Savela (2003)

References[edit]

Media related to Ethmiidae at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Ethmiidae at Wikispecies See also Gelechioidea Talk page for comparison of some approaches to gelechioid systematics and taxonomy.

  • Savela, Markku (2003): Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and some other life forms – Ethmiinae [sic]. Version of 2003-DEC-29. Retrieved 2010-APR-21.