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Long-horned moths
Crocanthes glycina.jpg
Crocanthes glycina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Suborder: Glossata
Infraorder: Heteroneura
(unranked): Ditrysia
Superfamily: Gelechioidea
Family: Lecithoceridae
Over 100 genera
nearly 900 species

The Lecithoceridae (long-horned moths) are a family of small moths. Although lecithocerids are found throughout the world, the great majority are found in the Indomalaya ecozone and the southern part of the Palaearctic ecozone.


The Lecithoceridae belong to the superfamily Gelechioidea, and comprises over 100 genera and nearly 900 species. The family is divided into these subfamilies:

The following generic names are available, and are included in the family Lecithoceridae:[1]


  1. ^ "Lecithoceridae". Butterflies and Moths of the World Generic Names and their Type-species. Natural History Museum. Retrieved July 29, 2010.