Lecithoceridae

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Long-horned moths
Crocanthes glycina.jpg
Crocanthes glycina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Suborder: Glossata
(unranked): Ditrysia
Superfamily: Gelechioidea
Family: Lecithoceridae
Diversity
Over 100 genera
nearly 900 species

Lecithoceridae (long-horned moths) is a family of small moths. Although lecithocerids are found throughout the world, the great majority are found in the Indomalaya ecozone and the southern part of the Palaearctic ecozone.

Systematics[edit]

Lecithoceridae belong to the superfamily Gelechioidea, and comprises over 100 genera and nearly 900 species. The family is divided into the following subfamilies:

The following genera names are available, and are included in the family Lecithoceridae:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lecithoceridae". Butterflies and Moths of the World Generic Names and their Type-species. Natural History Museum. Retrieved July 29, 2010.