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Genus Chrysoclista

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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 Agonoxeninae (Palm Moths)
Genus Chrysoclista
Other Common Names
sometimes misspelled "Chrysoclysta"
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chrysoclista Stainton, 1854
Glyphipteryx Curtis, 1827 (preoc.)
* formerly placed in Cosmopterigidae
* placed in Agonoxenidae by Nye & Fletcher, 1991
* placed in Elachistidae (subfamily Agonoxeninae) by Hodges in Kristensen, 1999
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet Chrysoclista is Greek meaning "gold washed." (1)
Print References
Stainton, 1854. H. T. Insecta Britannica. Lepidoptera: Tineina. 240
Internet References
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.