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Subfamily Pterophorinae

day-flying moth - Gillmeria pallidactyla Platyptilia sp. 4 - Platyptilia Artichoke Plume Moth - Hodges#6109 (Platyptilia carduidactylus) ?? - Platyptilia carduidactylus  T-shaped Moth - Plume Moth? Groundsel Plume Moth - Hellinsia balanotes - female Adaina ambrosiae? Emmelina monodactyla Sphenarches anisodactylus
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Classification
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
Numbers
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