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Subfamily Deuterocopinae

6090.2 - Leptodeuterocopus neales
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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 Deuterocopinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Deuterocopinae Geilis, 1993 (1)
The subfamily Deuterocopinae includes 4 genera with 27 species worldwide.
Leptodeuterocopus is the only genus north of Mexico. (1)
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Guide to the Genera of Subfamily Deuterocopinae

Leptodeuterocopus is the only genus in this subfamily occurring north of Mexico.

The genus and subfamily includes only one species north of Mexico, Leptodeuterocopus neales, which occurs in southern Florida.
Works Cited
1. Leptodeuterocopus neales: A new record for Florida and the United States. (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae: Deuterocopinae).
Deborah L. Matthews, Cees Gielis. 2004. Florida Entomologist 87(4): 621-622.