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Scientific classification

Meyrick, 1924
Type species
Trisophista doctissima Meyrick, 1923

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Trisophista is a genus of moths of the family Yponomeutidae.

The species of this genus are allied to Hyponomeuta though resembling Ethmia . [1]


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<i>Helcystogramma</i> Genus of moths

Helcystogramma is a genus of moths in the family Gelechiidae. The genus was erected by Philipp Christoph Zeller in 1877.

<i>Hypatima</i> Genus of moths

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<i>Udea</i> Genus of moths

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

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<i>Macrobathra</i> Genus of moths

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<i>Elachista</i> Genus of moths

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<i>Autosticha</i> Genus of moths

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<i>Stenoma</i> Genus of moths

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