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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Suborder: Ditrysia
Superfamily: Sesioidea
Family: Brachodidae
Agenjo, 1966

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  • Atychiidae
  • Bradyptesidae

Brachodidae is a family of day-flying moths, commonly known as little bear moths, which contains about 135 species distributed around much of the world (Edwards et al. 1999). The relationships and status of the presently included genera are not well understood.


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  • Edwards, E.D., Gentili, P., Horak, M., Kristensen, N.P. and Nielsen, E.S. (1999). The cossoid/sesioid assemblage. Ch. 11, pp. 181–182 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.
  • Kallies, A., 1998 : A contribution to the knowledge of the Oriental and Australian Brachodidae (Lepidoptera, Sesioidea). Tinea 15(4): 312-337.
  • Kallies, A., 2002: Brachodes flagellatus sp. n. from Tibet (Lepidoptera: Sesioidea, Brachodidae). Nachrichten des Entomologische Vereins Apollo NF 23 (3): 159–160.
  • Kallies, A., 2004: The Brachodidae of the Oriental region and Adjacent territories (Lepidoptera: Sesioidea). Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 147 (1): 1-20.
  • Kallies, A. ; M. Wang & Y. Arita, 2011: A new species of Phycodes from China (Lepidoptera: Sesioidea: Brachodidae). Zootaxa, 2797: 54–56. Preview
  • Pitkin, B. & P. Jenkins. Butterflies and Moths of the World: Generic Names and their Type-species. Natural History Museum.[1]
  • Zagulajev, A.K., 1999: New and little known moth species (Lepidoptera: Thyrididae, Brachodidae) in the fauna of Russia and neighboring territories. Entomological Review 79 (6): 679-690. Abstract: [2].
  • Heppner, J.B., 2009: A new Brachodes moth from Hainan Island, China (Lepidoptera: Brachodidae). Lepidoptera Novae (Gainesville) 2(2): 121-124.