Lecithoceridae

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Long-horned moths
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Crocanthes glycina
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Gelechioidea
Family: Lecithoceridae
Le Marchand, 1947 [1]
Diversity
Over 100 genera
nearly 900 species

The Lecithoceridae, or long-horned moths, are a family of small moths described by Simon Le Marchand in 1947. Although lecithocerids are found throughout the world, the great majority are found in the Indomalayan realm and the southern part of the Palaearctic realm.

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Systematics

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

Park (2015) [2] recently proposed another subfamily Crocanthinae, mainly based on Crocanthes Meyrick. The new subfamily include Crocanthes Meyrick, Aprosesta Turner, st. rev. (which is resurrected as a valid genus), Lamprista Park, Pacificulla Park, Hannara Park, and Gonaepa Walker.

Unplaced to subfamily


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Gelechioidea Superfamily of moths

Gelechioidea is the superfamily of moths that contains the case-bearers, twirler moths, and relatives, also simply called curved-horn moths or gelechioid moths. It is a large and poorly understood '"micromoth" superfamily, constituting one of the basal lineages of the Ditrysia.

<i>Metzneria</i> Genus of moths

Metzneria is a genus of moths in the family Gelechiidae, described by Philipp Christoph Zeller in 1839.

<i>Stomopteryx</i> Genus of moths

Stomopteryx is a genus of moths in the family Gelechiidae.

Lecithocerinae Subfamily of moths

The Lecithocerinae are a subfamily of small moths in the family Lecithoceridae. They are found worldwide, but most species occur in South Asia. The subfamily is characterized by the male genitalia with a bridge-like structure connecting the tegumen and the valva, and the uncus almost always is vestigal with two lobes at the dorsal base, only exceptionally united into a broad plate, but never as a thorn or spine.

Amaloxestis is a genus of moths in the lecithocerid subfamily Lecithocerinae. It was established by László Anthony Gozmány in 1971.

Atrichozancla is a genus of moths in the lecithocerid subfamily Lecithocerinae. It was established by Anthonie Johannes Theodorus Janse in 1954.

Carodista is a genus of moths in the family Lecithoceridae. The genus was erected by Edward Meyrick in 1925.

<i>Crocanthes</i> Genus of moths

Crocanthes is a genus of moths in the family Lecithoceridae.

Frisilia is a genus of moths in the family Lecithoceridae. The genus was erected by Francis Walker in 1864.

Homaloxestis is a genus of moths in the family Lecithoceridae. The genus was erected by Edward Meyrick in 1910.

<i>Lecithocera</i> Genus of moths in family Lecithoceridae

Lecithocera is a genus of moths in the lecithocerid subfamily Lecithocerinae. The genus was erected by Gottlieb August Wilhelm Herrich-Schäffer in 1853.

<i>Thubana</i> Genus of moths

Thubana is a genus of moths in the family Lecithoceridae and subfamily Torodorinae. The genus was erected by Francis Walker in 1864.

Torodora is a genus of moths in the family Lecithoceridae. The genus was erected by Edward Meyrick in 1894.

Epipaschiinae Subfamily of moths

The Epipaschiinae are a subfamily of snout moths. Almost 600 species are known today, which are found mainly in the tropics and subtropics. Some occur in temperate regions, but the subfamily is apparently completely absent from Europe, at least as native species. A few Epipaschiinae are crop pests that may occasionally become economically significant.

<i>Autosticha</i> Genus of moths

Autosticha is a genus of gelechioid moths. It belongs to the subfamily Autostichinae, which is either placed in the concealer moth family (Oecophoridae), or in an expanded Autostichidae. It is the type genus of its subfamily. Originally, this genus was named Automola, but this name properly refers to a fly genus in family Richardiidae.

Gelechiinae Subfamily of moths

Gelechiinae is a subfamily of moths in the family Gelechiidae. It was described by Henry Tibbats Stainton in 1854.

Anacampsinae Subfamily of moths

Anacampsinae is a subfamily of moths in the family Gelechiidae.

The Torodorinae are a subfamily of small moths in the family Lecithoceridae.

Pacificulla is a genus of moths in the family Lecithoceridae.

Crocanthes ignea is a moth in the family Lecithoceridae. It was described by Edward Meyrick in 1925. It is found on New Guinea.

References

  1. Savela, Markku. "Lecithoceridae Le Marchand, 1947". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved April 2, 2018.
  2. Park, Kyu-Tek (2015-12-30). "A new subfamily Crocanthinae based on the genus Crocanthes Meyrick and its related genera, with a world catalog of the subfamily (Lepidoptera, Lecithoceridae)". Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity. 8 (4): 251–286. doi: 10.1016/j.japb.2015.10.010 .