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Autosticha gelechid moth (Autosticha pelodes)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Division: Ditrysia
Superfamily: Gelechioidea
Family: Autostichidae
Subfamily: Autostichinae
Le Marchand, 1947
Type species
Automola pelodes
Meyrick, 1883

Several, see text

The Autostichinae are a subfamily of moths in the superfamily Gelechioidea. Like their relatives therein, their exact relationships are not yet very well resolved. The present lineage was often included in the concealer moth family (Oecophoridae), but alternatively it is united with the Symmocidae sensu stricto (and often also the Holcopogonidae and/or certain genera otherwise considered twirler moths, e.g. Deoclona and Syringopais) to form an expanded family Autostichidae (in the past also referred to as family Symmocidae).[1]

Selected genera[edit]

Genera in this subfamily are:[2][verification needed]

Also placed here by some authors is Syndesmica, which is otherwise assigned to subfamily Dichomeridinae of the twirler moths (Gelechiidae). The same was true for Anaptilora, which is mostly included here.


  1. ^ ABRS (2008), FE (2008), Wikispecies (2011-OCT-17)
  2. ^ ABRS (2008), Wikispecies (2011-OCT-17)


Data related to Autostichinae at Wikispecies

External links[edit]

Natural History Museum card index