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Subfamily Millieriinae

moth - Phormoestes palmettovora moth - Phormoestes palmettovora Phormoestes palmettovora moth - Phormoestes palmettovora moth - Phormoestes palmettovora
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Choreutoidea (Metalmark Moths)
Family Choreutidae (Metalmark Moths)
Subfamily Millieriinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Millieriidae Heppner, 1982 (1)
One species in one genus in our area (2).
This subfamily was formerly placed in Choreutidae (1), but recent molecular work elevated it to full family status (3) (4) (5) (6).
Works Cited
1.Millieriinae: A New Subfamily of Choreutidae, with New Taxa from Chile and the United States (Lepidoptera: Sesioidea)
Heppner, John B. 1982. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 370: 1-27.
2.Annotated taxonomic checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico
Pohl, G.R., Patterson, B., & Pelham, J.P. 2016.
3.Elusive ditrysian phylogeny: an account of combining systematized morphology with molecular data (Lepidoptera)
Heikkilä, M., Mutanen, M., Wahlberg, N., Sihvonen, P. & Kaila, L. 2015. BMC Evolutionary Biology 15: 260.
4.Data partitioning in Bayesian analysis: Molecular phylogenetics of metalmark moths (Lepidoptera: Choreutidae)
Rota, J. 2011. Systematic Entomology, 36: 317–29.
5.Note on taxonomic history, thoraco-abdominal articulation, and current placement of Millieriidae (Insecta: Lepidoptera)
Rota J. & Kristensen N.P. 2011. Zootaxa, 3032: 65-68.
6.Comprehensive gene and taxon coverage elucidates radiation patterns in moths and butterflies
Mutanen M., Wahlberg N., & Kaila L. 2010. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 277(1695): 2839–48.