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Subfamily Agonoxeninae - Palm Moths

Chrysoclista linneella - Linnaeus's Spangle-wing?? - Chrysoclista linneella Linnaeus's Spangle-wing  - Chrysoclista linneella Ovipositing - Chrysoclista linneella - female Mompha terminella - Chrysoclista linneella 6 mm Moth - Blastodacna atra Moth - Chrysoclista linneella Blastodacna bicristatella ? - Blastodacna Blastodacna sp. - Blastodacna
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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)
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
Numbers
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)
Size
wingspan 10-15 mm
Identification
small moths with upturned labial palps and feathery fringes on the outer margin of wings
Range
holarctic
Internet References
live adult image of Chrysoclista linneella (Robert Chapman, UK Moths)
classification history using the example Chrysoclista linneella (Butterflies and Moths of the World)
classification in Agonoxenidae, subfamily Blastodacninae (Markku Savela, FUNET)
common name reference [Palm Moths] (Tree of Life, tolweb.org)