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Family Elachistidae - Grass Miner Moths

An Unknown Micromoth micro moth - Elachista St. Andrews leaf miner on Dichanthelium oligosanthes SA356 2016 5 - Elachista Moth Elachista acenteta? - Elachista Moth - Elachista Elachista - male Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Cyperus D1540 2019 5 - Elachista
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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.