Momphidae

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Momphidae
Mompha.idaei.jpg
Mompha idaei
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Infraorder: Heteroneura
Clade: Eulepidoptera
Clade: Ditrysia
Clade: Apoditrysia
Superfamily: Gelechioidea
Family: Momphidae
Herrich-Schäffer, 1857
Genera

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Synonyms
  • Momphina Herrich-Schäffer, 1857
  • Momphinae
  • Lavernidae Wocke, 1871
  • Psacaphorinae Spuler, 1898

The Momphidae, or mompha moths, is a family of moths with some 115 described species.[1] It was described by Gottlieb August Wilhelm Herrich-Schäffer in 1857. These moths tend to be rather small with a wingspan of up to 21 mm. The wings are held folded over the body at rest. The larvae are concealed feeders, either as leaf miners or within seeds or stems.

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References[edit]

  • Pitkin, Brian & Jenkins, Paul. "Search results Family: Momphidae". Butterflies and Moths of the World. Natural History Museum, London.