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Subfamily Apatetrinae

Which little moths are these please? - Chrysoesthia sexguttella - male - female Chrysoesthia drurella Unknown micro - Platyedra subcinerea Leaf miner - Chrysoesthia sexguttella Chrysoesthia sexguttella caterpillar - Chrysoesthia sexguttella moth - Chrysoesthia sexguttella Chrysoesthia sexguttella orange and black micromoth - Chrysoesthia sexguttella
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
Subfamily Apatetrinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Apatetrinae Meyrick, 1947
Numbers
8 species in 5 genera in our area (1).
Identification
"This subfamily possesses at least one synapomorphy: the antenna with a fully developed pecten. Although a pecten is generally a homoplastic character among Gelechioidea, its presence is nearly always consistent with relationships at the subfamily level (Kaila, 2004). Within Gelechiidae a fully developed antennal pecten is only present in Apatetrinae. When present outside of the Apatetrinae it consists of only a single bristle" (2).
Print References
Kaila, L. (2004) Phylogeny of the superfamily Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera: Ditrysia): an exemplar approach. Cladistics, 20, 303–340.
Works Cited
1.Annotated taxonomic checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico
Pohl, G.R., Patterson, B., & Pelham, J.P. 2016. ResearchGate.net.
2.A molecular analysis of the Gelechiidae (Lepidoptera, Gelechioidea) with an interpretative grouping of its taxa
Karsholt, O., M. Mutanen, S. Lee, & L. Kaila. 2013. Systematic Entomology. 38 (2):334–348.