Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Elachistidae Bruand, 1850
* includes former families Agonoxenidae, Ethmiidae, and part of Oecophoridae as subfamilies (Agonoxeninae, Ethmiinae, Depressariinae) of Elachistidae, according to Hodges in Kristensen (1999)
Explanation of Names
Elachistidae from type genus Elachista
(Treitschke), Greek meaning "very small." (1)
About 337 species in 5 subfamilies in North America.
Larvae are leaf tiers, leaf rollers, leaf miners, seed feeders, stem borers, or external feeders on many dicots and monocots.
common name reference
[Grass Miner Moths] (David Maddison, Tree of Life, tolweb.org)