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Acrolepiopsis assectella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Suborder: Glossata
Infraorder: Heteroneura
(unranked): Ditrysia
Superfamily: Yponomeutoidea
Family: Plutellidae
Guenee, 1845

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About 200 species
  • Plutellinae Guenee, 1845
  • Plutellini Guenee, 1845

Plutellidae is a family of moths. Some authors consider this family to be a subfamily of Yponomeutidae.


Excluded genera and species[edit]

The fungus moth Erechthias niphochrysa was also once included here, as a distinct genus Acrocenotes.

The family Acrolepiidae (including the genera Acrolepia, Acrolepiopsis and Digitivalva) is sometimes included in the Plutellidae.


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