Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
New superfamily (Davis & Robinson. 1999) since Hodges et al. 1983 (1)
Explanation of Names
Gracillarioidea from the type genus Gracilaria
(Zeller), Latin meaning "graceful, slender." (2)
Gracillarioidea is a large superfamily composed of four families. There are about 113 described genera distributed worldwide, the most commonly encountered of which are leaf-miners in the family Gracillariidae. - Wikipedia
These generally small moths are miners in plant tissue as caterpillars.
Davis, D.R. & G.S. Robinson. 1999. The Tineoidea and Gracillarioidea. Pp. 91-117 In: N.P. Kristensen (editor). De Gruyter Lepidoptera: Moths and Butterflies. 1. Evolution, Systematics, and Biogeography. Handbuch der Zoologie. Vol. IV, Part 35. De Gruyter, Berlin and New York