I noticed the other day that Powell & Opler (1)
instead of Depressariodes
, as well as using Depressariidae instead of Depressariinae. I asked Terry Harrison about this and he referred me to this paper, which I'm proposing to use to bring the higher taxonomy of Gelechioidea up to date:
Heikkilä, M., Mutanen, M., Kekkonen, M. and Kaila, L. 2013. Morphology reinforces proposed molecular phylogenetic affinities: a revised classification for Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera). Cladistics 1-27. (abstract
The changes I see include elevating Blastobasinae, Depressariinae, Momphinae, Scythrididae, and Stathmopoda
to family level; Coelopoeta
also gets put in a new family.
In some related investigating, I noticed that there has been some family/subfamily-level reshuffling of Yponomeutoidea, and I found this paper
*, as well as this paper
which appear to be entirely in agreement with each other (e.g. Argyresthiidae, Attevidae, and Praydidae are elevated to families; Acrolepiidae becomes Acrolepiinae within Glyphipterigidae).
* van Nieukerken et al. 2011. Order Lepidoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness. Zootaxa 3148: 212–221.
** Sohn et al. 2013. A Molecular Phylogeny for Yponomeutoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Ditrysia) and Its Implications for Classification, Biogeography and the Evolution of Host Plant Use. PLoS One. 8(1): e55066.
Does anyone see a reason to object to any of these changes? I went ahead and changed Depressariodes
and Argyresthiinae to Argyresthiidae, but I'll wait a bit for feedback on the higher level changes.