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Superfamily Gracillarioidea - Ribbed Cocoon-maker and Leaf Blotch Miner Moths

moth - Parectopa Cameraria fletcherella (T) - Hodges #0820 - Cameraria fletcherella A Caloptilia sp. - Caloptilia Leaf Blotch Miner Moth - Cremastobombycia Bucculatrix inusitata, 0496 - Bucculatrix Caloptilia Moth - Hodges #0644 - Caloptilia violacella Cameraria Bucculatrix on Quercus rubra - Bucculatrix
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
New superfamily (Davis & Robinson. 1999) since Hodges et al. 1983 (1)
Explanation of Names
Gracillarioidea from the type genus Gracilaria (Zeller), Latin meaning "graceful, slender." (2)
Numbers
Gracillarioidea is a large superfamily composed of four families. There are about 113 described genera distributed worldwide, the most commonly encountered of which are leaf-miners in the family Gracillariidae. - Wikipedia & TOL
Food
These generally small moths are miners in plant tissue as caterpillars.
Print References
Davis, D.R. & G.S. Robinson. 1999. The Tineoidea and Gracillarioidea. Pp. 91-117 In: N.P. Kristensen (editor). De Gruyter Lepidoptera: Moths and Butterflies. 1. Evolution, Systematics, and Biogeography. Handbuch der Zoologie. Vol. IV, Part 35. De Gruyter, Berlin and New York
Internet References
Gracillarioidea - Wikipedia
Works Cited
1.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
2.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.