Lyonetiidae

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Lyonetiidae
Lyonetia prunifoliella - Моль-крошка сливовая белая (38962159050).jpg
Lyonetia prunifoliella imago
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mines of Lyonetia clerkella
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Lyonetiidae

Stainton, 1854
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Lyonetiidae is a family of moths with some 200 described species.[1] These are small, slender moths, the wingspan rarely exceeding 1 cm. The very narrow forewings, held folded backwards covering the hindwings and abdomen, often have pointed apices noticeably up- or down-turned. The larvae are leaf miners.

The families Bucculatricidae and Bedelliidae are sometimes considered a subfamily of Lyonetiidae.

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  1. ^ van Nieukerken; et al. (2011). "Order Lepidoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness" (PDF). Zootaxa. 3148: 212–221.