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Tribe Platyptiliini

Phylum Arthropoda - Arthropods
Subphylum Hexapoda - Hexapods
Class Insecta - Insects
Order Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths
Superfamily Pterophoroidea - Plume Moths
Family Pterophoridae - Plume Moths
Subfamily Pterophorinae
Tribe Platyptiliini

Genus Amblyptilia
Species pica - Geranium Plume Moth - Hodges#6118
Genus Anstenoptilia
Species marmarodactyla - Anstenoptilia marmarodactyla - Hodges#6117
Genus Buckleria
Species parvulus - Sundew Plume Moth - Hodges#6098
Genus Capperia
Species evansi - Capperia evansi - Hodges#6095
Species ningoris - Capperia ningoris - Hodges#6094
Genus Cnaemidophorus
Species rhododactyla - Rose Plume Moth - Hodges#6105
Genus Dejongia
Species californicus - Dejongia californicus - Hodges#6100
Species lobidactylus - Dejongia lobidactylus - Hodges#6102
Genus Exelastis
Species pumilio - Exelastis pumilio - Hodges#6099.1
Genus Geina
Species buscki - Busck's Plume Moth - Hodges#6093
Species periscelidactylus - Grape Plume Moth - Hodges#6091
Species sheppardi - Geina sheppardi - Hodges#6091.1
Species tenuidactylus - Himmelman's Plume Moth - Hodges#6092
No Taxon buscki or tenuidactylus
Genus Gillmeria
Species albertae - Gillmeria albertae - Hodges#6116
Species pallidactyla - Gillmeria pallidactyla - Hodges#6107
Genus Lantanophaga
Species pusillidactylus - Lantana plume moth - Hodges#6119
Genus Lioptilodes
Species albistriolatus - Lioptilodes albistriolatus - Hodges#6120
Genus Megalorhipida - Megalorhipida
Species leucodactylus - Spiderling Plume Moth - Hodges#6104
Genus Michaelophorus
Species indentatus - Michaelophorus indentatus - Hodges#6103
Genus Paraplatyptilia
Species albui - Paraplatyptilia albui - Hodges#6127.1
Species auriga - Paraplatyptilia auriga - Hodges#6127
Species carolina - Paraplatyptilia carolina - Hodges#6125
Species cooleyi - Paraplatyptilia cooleyi - Hodges#6138
Species fragilis - Paraplatyptilia fragilis - Hodges#6136
Species petrodactylus - Paraplatyptilia petrodactylus - Hodges#6142
Species shastae - Paraplatyptilia shastae - Hodges#6133
Genus Platyptilia
Species albicans - Platyptilia albicans - Hodges#6115
Species carduidactylus - Artichoke Plume Moth - Hodges#6109
Species percnodactylus - Platyptilia percnodactylus - Hodges#6110
Species tesseradactyla - Platyptilia tesseradactyla - Hodges#6106
Species williamsii - Platyptilia williamsii - Hodges#6112
Genus Sphenarches
Species anisodactylus - Sphenarches anisodactylus - Hodges#6090.1
Species ontario - Sphenarches ontario - Hodges#6090
Genus Stenoptilodes
Species antirrhina - Stenoptilodes antirrhina - Hodges#6123
Species brevipennis - Stenoptilodes brevipennis - Hodges#6122
Species taprobanes - Stenoptilodes taprobanes - Hodges#6121.1
No Taxon brevipennis or taprobanes