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Helcystogramma rufescens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gelechiidae
Subfamily: Dichomeridinae
Genus: Helcystogramma
Zeller, 1877
  • Ceratophora Heinemann, 1870
  • Teuchophanes Meyrick, 1914
  • Schemataspis Meyrick, 1918
  • Parelectra Meyrick, in Wytsman, 1925
  • Psamathoscopa Meyrick, 1937
  • Anathyrsotis Meyrick, 1939
  • Parelectroides Clarke, 1952

Helcystogramma is a genus of moths in the family Gelechiidae.

Distribution and diversity[edit]

The genus is distributed almost worldwide, with around half of known taxa occurring in Asia. In 1997 there were about 93 valid species,[1] and more have since been described.[2]


Former species[edit]


  1. ^ Ponomarenko, M. G. (1997). Catalogue of the subfamily Dichomeridinae (Lepidoptera, Gelechiidae) of the Asia. Archived 2013-10-20 on Wayback Machine. Far Eastern Entomol. 50, 1-67.
  2. ^ Li, H. H. and H. Zhen. (2011). Review of the genus Helcystogramma Zeller (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae: Dichomeridinae) from China. Journal of Natural History 45(17-18), 1035-87.