Depressariidae

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Depressariidae
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Agonopterix senicionella
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Gelechioidea
Family:Depressariidae
Meyrick, 1883
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Agonopterix senicionella caterpillar

Depressariidae is a family of moths. It has formerly been treated as a subfamily of Gelechiidae, but is now recognised as a separate family, comprising about 2300 species worldwide. [1]

Gelechiidae family of insects

The Gelechiidae are a family of moths commonly referred to as twirler moths or gelechiid moths. They are the namesake family of the huge and little-studied superfamily Gelechioidea, and the family's taxonomy has been subject to considerable dispute. These are generally very small moths with narrow, fringed wings. The larvae of most species feed internally on various parts of their host plants, sometimes causing galls. Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga) is a host plant common to many species of the family, particularly of the genus Chionodes, which as a result is more diverse in North America than usual for Gelechioidea.

Subfamilies

Depressariidae consists of ten subfamilies:

The Acriinae are a subfamily of small moths in the family Depressariidae.

The Cryptolechiinae are a subfamily of small moths in the family Depressariidae.

Depressariinae subfamily of insects

The Depressariinae – sometimes spelled "Depressiinae" in error – are a subfamily of moths in the superfamily Gelechioidea. Like their relatives therein, their exact relationships are not yet very well resolved. It has been considered part of family Elachistidae sensu lato or included in an expanded Oecophoridae. In modern classifications they are treated as the distinct gelechioid family Depressariidae.

Related Research Articles

Ethmiinae family of insects

The Ethmiinae are a subfamily of small moths in the superfamily Gelechioidea sometimes included in the Elachistidae or the Oecophoridae, but mostly in the Depressariidae as a subfamily Ethmiinae.

<i>Ethmia quadrillella</i> species of insect

Ethmia quadrillella is a moth belonging to the family Depressariidae, subfamilyEthmiinae.

<i>Depressaria</i> genus of insects

Depressaria is a moth genus of the superfamily Gelechioidea. It is the type genus of subfamily Depressariinae, which is often – particularly in older treatments – considered a distinct family Depressariidae or included in the Elachistidae, but actually seems to belong in the Oecophoridae.

Chimabachinae family of insects

Chimabachinae, the chimabachid moths, is a subfamily of moths in the family Lypusidae. The subfamily used to be classified as a subfamily of Oecophoridae, but current phylogenetic research classifies it as a subfamily of Lypusidae. Some authors placed it as the subfamily Cryptolechiinae in the family Depressariidae. The subfamily is distributed in the Palaearctic ecozone, ranging from Europe to Japan, although the blueberry leafroller has been introduced to North America.

The Peleopodinae are a subfamily of small moths in the family Depressariidae.

<i>Pseudatemelia</i> genus of insects

Pseudatemelia is a genus of gelechioid moths.

Cacochroa is a moth genus of the superfamily Gelechioidea.

Telechrysis is a genus of gelechioid moths and only genus in the Telechrysidini tribe. The genus itself contains only one species, Telechrysis tripuncta, which is found in most of Europe, except the Iberian Peninsula, the Benelux, Ireland, Lithuania, Croatia, Austria and Greece.

Anchinia is a genus of gelechioid moths.

<i>Hypercallia</i> genus of insects

Hypercallia is a genus of gelechioid moths.

Fuchsia is a genus of gelechioid moths and only genus of the Fuchsiini tribe. In some systematic layouts, it is placed in the subfamily Amphisbatinae of the concealer moth family (Oecophoridae). Delimitation of Amphisbatinae versus the closely related Depressariidae and Oecophorinae is a major problem of Gelechioidea taxonomy and systematics, and most authors separate the former two as full-blown families, and/or include the Amphisbatinae in Depressariidae, or merge them in the Oecophorinae outright.

Cerconota is a genus of moths in the family Depressariidae. In 1991, I. W. B. Nye and David Stephen Fletcher included it in the family Oecophoridae and the subfamily Stenomatinae. It was later placed in the family Elachistidae and subfamily Stenomatinae by Ronald W. Hodges, in Niels Peder Kristensen (1999). Other classifications placed them in the Elachistidae or Oecophoridae, but they actually seem to belong to the Depressariidae.

The Hypercalliinae are a subfamily of small moths in the family Depressariidae.

The Hypertrophinae are a subfamily of small moths in the family Depressariidae. The subfamily was described by Thomas Bainbrigge Fletcher in 1929.

The Oditinae are a subfamily of small moths in the family Depressariidae.

Stenomatinae subfamily of insects

The Stenomatinae are a subfamily of small moths in the family Depressariidae.

References

  1. Heikkilä, M. et al. 2014: Morphology reinforces proposed molecular phylogenetic affinities: a revised classification for Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera). Cladistics, 30(6): 563-589. doi : 10.1111/cla.12064