Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gelechioidea Stainton, 1854
We follow the classification proposed by Heikkilä et al. (2014) (1)
Explanation of Names
Gelechioidea from the type genus Gelechia
(Hübner), from Greek meaning "resting on the ground." (2)
Many have characteristically curved very large labial palps, hence the name "curved-horn moths".
The superfamily contains the case-bearers, twirler moths flower moths and others.
It is a poorly known group of Microlepidoptera. The taxonomy needs revision. At least 1,425 genera and 16,250 species are described. This is probably only 25% of the species.
Bucheli, S.R., 2009. Annotated review and discussion of phylogenetically important characters for families and subfamilies of Gelechioidea (Insecta: Lepidoptera). Zootaxa