A molecular analysis of the Gelechiidae (Lepidoptera, Gelechioidea) with an interpretative grouping of its taxaBy Karsholt, O., M. Mutanen, S. Lee, & L. Kaila
Conclusions from this paper:
"Based on our findings, and considering them against earlier classifications to make a minimum number of changes, we separate the family Gelechiidae into seven subfamilies (Physoptili- nae, Anacampsinae, Dichomeridinae, Apatetrinae, Thiotrichi- nae, Anomologinae, Gelechiinae) (Fig. 2). The Pexicopiinae is according to our data a subordinate clade (Pexicopiini) within the Apatetrinae.
For the clade consisting of Thiotricha and Macrenches we propose Thiotrichinae subfam.nov. based on the genus Thiotricha Meyrick, originally described from New Zealand (Meyrick, 1886). Our findings moreover have the consequences that Brachmini should again be considered a synonym of Dichomeridinae, and Anarsiini should again be considered a synonym of Chelariini..."