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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gracillariidae
Genus: Gracillariites
Kozlov, 1987[1]

Gracillariites is an extinct genus of moth in the Gracillariidae family, which existed in what is now Lithuania during the Eocene period.[1] It was described by Kozlov in 1987, and the type species is Gracillariites lithuanicus.[2] It also contains the species Gracillariites mixtus.[3]


  1. ^ a b Fossil species (main page) at the Global Taxonomic Database of Gracillariidae.
  2. ^ Gracillariites Kozlov, 1987; "Gracillariites Kozlov, gen. nov." — Kozlov, M. V., 1987(4): 67-68. Type species: Gracillariites lithuanicus Kozlov, 1987. By original designation. Fossil in Eocene Amber (Lithuania).
  3. ^ "Gracillariites mixtus Kozlov, sp. nov." — Kozlov, M. V., 1987: 68, fig. 5b-c. Type locality: Baltic States, Eocene amber. Type specimen(s): Amber, coll. K. M. Sadilenko, nr. 6-1-1.Distribution: Baltic States (see Kozlov. 1987: 68).