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Subfamily Pterophorinae

Plume moth - Stenoptilodes sp. ? - Emmelina monodactyla Plume moth - Oidaematophorus Artichoke Plume Moth - Hodges #6109 (Platyptilia carduidactyla) - Platyptilia carduidactylus moth Pterophoridae: Amblyptilia pica? - Amblyptilia Hellinsia kellicottii ? genitalia - Geina buscki - male  Plume Moth -  Megalorrhipida leucodactylus? - Megalorhipida leucodactylus
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pterophoroidea (Plume Moths)
Family Pterophoridae (Plume Moths)
Subfamily Pterophorinae
one of two subfamilies in this family in North America listed at All-Leps; the other subfamily (Agdistinae) is represented in North America by a single species, Agdistis americana
146 species in 25 genera in two tribes in North America listed at All-Leps