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Subfamily Agonoxeninae - Palm Moths

Linnaeus's Spangle-wing - Chrysoclista linneella Linnaeus's Spangle-wing - Chrysoclista linneella Apple Pith Moth - Blastodacna atra Elachistidae: Blastodacna bicristatella - Blastodacna bicristatella Blastodacna  - Blastodacna Blastodacna - Blastodacna bicristatella Blastodacna (undescribed species) - Blastodacna - female Unusual Micro Moth - Blastodacna
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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)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly included within Cosmopterigidae
treated as a separate family (Agonoxenidae) by Nye & Fletcher (1991)
treated as a subfamily (Agonoxeninae) of Elachistidae by Hodges in Kristensen (1999), and at All-Leps - the classification currently followed at BugGuide
all North American genera in this subfamily belong to the tribe Blastodacnini
6 species in 3 genera in North America listed at All-Leps
about 30 species worldwide (Butterflies and Moths of the World)
wingspan 10-15 mm
small moths with upturned labial palps and feathery fringes on the outer margin of wings