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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Infraorder: Heteroneura
Clade: Eulepidoptera
Clade: Ditrysia
Clade: Apoditrysia
Superfamily: Gelechioidea
Family: Lypusidae
Herrich-Schäffer, 1857

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Lypusidae is an obscure family of moths placed in the superfamily Gelechioidea.

History of classification[edit]

The group was traditionally considered monotypic (containing only the genus Lypusa with two species) and belonging in the primitive moth superfamily Tineoidea. Previous research suggested that Lypusa was so closely related to Amphisbatis – the type genus of the gelechioid subfamily Amphisbatinae (or family Amphisbatidae) – that these groups were merged.[1]

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]


  1. ^ Heikkilä, Maria (2009). "Reassessment of the enigmatic Lepidopteran family Lypusidae (Lepidoptera: Tineoidea; Gelechioidea)". Systematic Entomology. 35: 71–89. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3113.2009.00483.x.