"Nearly all autostichid subfamilies have at least sometimes been considered, with dubious evidence, as families, or as subordinate to each other or to, for example, Gelechiidae or Oecophoridae, with a spectrum of combinations (see Bucheli, 2009 for an overview)" (1).
25 species in 9 genera in our area (2). Six subfamilies are currently recognized (1), five of which occur in our area (2).
wingspan in 10-20 mm range
"Autostichidae is a family that is hard to characterize as it appears to possess no unique synapomorphies, even though its monophyly is well supported" (1).
Contributed by Robin McLeod on 16 October, 2005 - 9:07pm Additional contributions by Kyhl Austin Last updated 7 January, 2017 - 3:29pm
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