Lyonetiidae

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Lyonetiidae
Lyonetia.clerkella4.-.lindsey.jpg
mines of Lyonetia clerkella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Yponomeutoidea
Family: Lyonetiidae
Stainton, 1854
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Lyonetiidae is a family of moths with some 200 described species.[1] These are small, slender moths, the wingspan rarely exceeding 1 cm. The very narrow forewings, held folded backwards covering the hindwings and abdomen, often have pointed apices noticeably up- or down-turned. The larvae are leaf miners.

The families Bucculatricidae and Bedelliidae are sometimes considered a subfamily of Lyonetiidae.

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