Palaeosetidae

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Palaeosetidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Suborder: Glossata
Infraorder: Exoporia
Superfamily: Hepialoidea
Family: Palaeosetidae
Genera and species
Diversity
4 genera and 7 species

Palaeosetidae or "Miniature Ghost Moths" is a family of insects in the Lepidopteran order contained within the superfamily Hepialoidea.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

Palaeosetidae is a primitive family of Hepialoidea with four currently recognised genera and seven species.

Distribution[edit]

One genus occurs in Colombia, South America (Osrhoes) and the other three genera have an Old World distribution from Assam to Australia (Kristensen, 1999: 59-61; Nielsen et al., 2000).

References[edit]

  • Kristensen, N.P., (1999). The non-Glossatan Moths. Ch. 4, pp. 41-62 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.
  • Nielsen, E.S., Robinson, G.S. and Wagner, D.L. 2000. Ghost-moths of the world: a global inventory and bibliography of the Exoporia (Mnesarchaeoidea and Hepialoidea) (Lepidoptera) Journal of Natural History, 34(6): 823-878.Abstract

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