Incurvariidae

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Incurvariidae
Incurvaria.masculella.female.jpg
female Incurvaria masculella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Infraorder: Heteroneura
Superfamily: Incurvarioidea
Family: Incurvariidae
Spuler, 1898
Genus

Alloclemensia
Basileura
Crinopteryx (disputed)
Incurvaria
Paraclemensia
Perthida
Phylloporia
Procacitas
Protaephagus
?Rhathamictis
Simacauda
Subclemensia
Tridentaforma
Vespina
Incurvarites
Prophalonia

Diversity[1]
11 genus and 51 species

Incurvariidae is a family of small primitive monotrysian moths in the order Lepidoptera. There are twelve genera recognised (Davis, 1999). Many species are leaf miners[2] and much is known of their hostplants, excluding Paraclemensia acerifoliella (Fitch).[3] The most familiar species in Europe are perhaps Incurvaria masculella[4] and Phylloporia bistrigella.[5] The narrow wings are held tightly along the body at rest and some species have very long antennae.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness - Lepidoptera
  2. ^ "lepidoptera:Incurvariidae". www.leafmines.co.uk. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  3. ^ "HOSTS Search criteria: Lepidoptera Family: Incurvariidae". The Natural History Museum. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  4. ^ "Incurvaria masculella". UKmoths. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  5. ^ "Phylloporia bistrigella". UKmoths. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  • Davis, D.R. (1999). The Monotrysian Heteroneura. Ch. 6, pp. 65–90 in Kristensen, N.P. (Ed.). Lepidoptera, Moths and Butterflies. Volume 1: Evolution, Systematics, and Biogeography. Handbuch der Zoologie. Eine Naturgeschichte der Stämme des Tierreiches / Handbook of Zoology. A Natural History of the phyla of the Animal Kingdom. Band / Volume IV Arthropoda: Insecta Teilband / Part 35: 491 pp. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York.

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