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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Division: Ditrysia
Section: Cossina
Family: Dudgeoneidae
Genus: Dudgeonea
Hampson, 1900


Dudgeonea is a small genus of moths and the only genus of its family, the Dudgeoneidae. It includes six species distributed sparsely across the Old World from Africa and Madagascar to Australia and New Guinea.[1]


The genus is poorly studied, but the Australian species, Dudgeonea actinias, tunnels in trunks of Canthium attenuatum (Rubiaceae) and the pupa is extruded like many other internal feeders.[2]


  1. ^ Edwards, E.D., Gentili, P., Horak, M., Kristensen, N.P. and Nielsen, E.S. (1999). The cossoid/sesioid assemblage. Ch. 11, pp. 181-195 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.
  2. ^ Common, I.F.B. 1990. Moths of Australia. Brill Academic Publishers. 535 pp.

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