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Family Choreutidae - Metalmark Moths

tiny moth Apple Leaf Skeletonizer - Choreutis pariana Moth. Tebenna ssp.? - Tebenna gnaphaliella Moth at blacklight - Prochoreutis inflatella Prochoreutis? - Prochoreutis inflatella 2629 Prochoreutis inflatella - Prochoreutis inflatella Brown and white moth - Tebenna silphiella Slosson's Metalmark Moth - Tortyra slossonia
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
No Taxon (Moths)
Superfamily Choreutoidea
Family Choreutidae (Metalmark Moths)
Other Common Names
Metalmark Moths
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Choreutidae Stainton, 1854
Explanation of Names
Choreutidae from type genus Choreutis (Hübner), from Greek meaning "dancer." (1)
Numbers
32 species in 9 genera in 2 subfamilies in North America
8 genera belong to the subfamily Choreutinae; the other subfamily (Millieriinae) is represented by a single North American species, Phormoestes palmettovora, which occurs in Florida and was described by Heppner in 1982
Size
very small: wingspan less than 10 mm.
Identification
wings broad and square-tipped (giving a chunky appearance), and often containing reflective "metallic" spots or patches - hence the common name of Metalmark Moths
Print References
Borror and White 1998. A Field Guide to Insects(2)
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.
2.A Field Guide to Insects
Richard E. White, Donald J. Borror, Roger Tory Peterson. 1998. Houghton Mifflin Co.