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Subfamily Elachistinae

Moth - Elachista illectella Elachista illectella  - Elachista illectella blotch miner of Dichanthelium cf. acuminatum rosette leaves - Elachista Moth  - Elachista Elachista cucullata Tiny Moth on White Clover - Elachista moth - Elachista illectella Leaf miner, Blephilia hirsuta - Stephensia
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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.