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Subfamily Momphinae

Casebearer Moth - Mompha luciferella Micromoth - Mompha circumscriptella Hodges #1448 - Mompha murtfeldtella Please help us to identify this moth. - Mompha eloisella micro - Mompha Moth to blacklight - Mompha murtfeldtella Pennsylvania Moth - Mompha rufocristatella Mompha sp. - Mompha undescribed-species-on-hamelia-patens
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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 Momphidae (Momphid Moths)
Subfamily Momphinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
considered a separate family (Momphidae) by Nye and Fletcher, 1991
considered a subfamily of Coleophoridae by Hodges in Kristensen, 1999; this is the classification followed by All-Leps and BugGuide
Numbers
46 species in 2 genera in North America listed at All-Leps
Internet References
classification history showing the genus Mompha placed in family Momphidae by Nye and Fletcher, 1991, and placed in a subfamily of Coleophoridae by Hodges in Kristensen, 1999 (Butterflies and Moths of the World)