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Subfamily Elachistinae

possible 1100 – Elachista irrorata  - Elachista Grass Miner Moth - Elachista illectella Elachista - Elachista illectella moth - Elachista Elachista Elachista madarella - male St. Andrews leaf miner on Chasmanthium laxum SA1831 2020 4.1 - Elachista Pennsylvania Moth - Elachista illectella
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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 Elachistidae (Grass Miner Moths)
Subfamily Elachistinae
Explanation of Names
Elachistinae from type genus Elachista (Treitschke), Greek meaning "very small." (1)
Identification
"The Elachistinae are characterized by hindwing veins Rs and M1 being long-stalked and by absence of maxillary palpi in the pupa" (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.Morphology reinforces proposed molecular phylogenetic affinities: a revised classification for Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera)
Heikkilä, M., Mutanen, M., Kekkonen, M. and Kaila, L. 2014. Cladistics 30: 563–589.