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Genus Autosticha

 Kyoto Moth  - Autosticha kyotensis Possible Autosticha kyotensis - Autosticha kyotensis Hodges #1010.1 - Kyoto Moth - Autosticha kyotensis Kyoto Moth - Autosticha kyotensis Autosticha kyotensis Moth - Autosticha kyotensis Autosticha kyotensis Agonopterix ?  - Autosticha kyotensis
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Autostichidae
Subfamily Autostichinae
Genus Autosticha
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Autosticha Meyrick, 1886 (repl. name) (281)
Automola Meyrick, 1883 (preoc.)
Epicharma Walsingham, 1897 (38)
Prosomura Turner, 1919 (147)
Typically, these moths have the second and third forewing vein emerging from a common stalk. The labial palps are characteristically tapering from the second segment onwards and end in a pointed tip. 1
Print References
Meyrick, P.C. 1883. Notes on Hawaiian micro-Lepidoptera. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 20: 34
Internet References
The Japanese fauna was revised by Ueda 1997(1), relevant here because one Japanese species, A. kyotensis, has been introduced into North America.
Works Cited
1.A revision of the genus Autosticha Meyrick from Japan (Lepidoptera, Oecophoridae).
Ueda, T. 1997. Japanese Journal of Entomology 65(1): 108-126.