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Family Elachistidae - Grass Miner Moths

Hodges#1100 - Elachista Bucculatrix sp.? - Elachista Elachistidae, Grass Miner Moth - Elachista blotch miner of Dichanthelium cf. acuminatum rosette leaves - Elachista blotch miner of Dichanthelium cf. acuminatum rosette leaves - Elachista Linnaeus's Spangle-wing moth? - Chrysoclista linneella Elachista - male Blastodacna - female
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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)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Elachistidae Bruand, 1850
Explanation of Names
Elachistidae from type genus Elachista (Treitschke), Greek meaning "very small." (1)
Food
Larvae are leaf tiers, leaf rollers, leaf miners, seed feeders, stem borers, or external feeders on many dicots and monocots.
Internet References
common name reference [Grass Miner Moths] (David Maddison, Tree of Life, tolweb.org)
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.