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Family Momphidae - Momphid Moths

Mompha sexstrigella 1454 - Mompha sexstrigella Red-streaked Mompha - Mompha eloisella Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Houstonia purpurea D1115 Mompha 2018 2 - Mompha annulata Mompha brevivittella moth - Mompha Monopis? Could you identify the species? - Mompha murtfeldtella Stem/root borer, Circaea lutetiana - Mompha luciferella Gelechioidea sp - Mompha
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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)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Formerly considered a subfamily of Coleophoridae; treated as a full family by Heikkilä et al. (2013)
Explanation of Names
Author: Herrich-Schäffer, 1857
Numbers
60 spp. worldwide (Heikkilä et al. 2013)
Print References
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)