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Superfamily Carposinoidea - Fruitworm Moths

grubby little thing - Ellabella coaxed out of its flower - Ellabella getting ready to pupate - Ellabella
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Carposinoidea (Fruitworm Moths)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Carposinoidea Walsingham, 1897
Copromorphoidea Meyrick, 1905
Explanation of Names
"The name Copromorphoidea Meyrick, 1905, introduced by Meyrick (1928), is a junior synonym of Carposinoidea, which although introduced as a superfamily by Diakonoff (1961), and several times used before 2000, is attributable to Walsingham (1897) as the author of the family on which the name is based." (1)