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Family Momphidae - Momphid Moths

Mompha murtfeldtella small moth - Mompha undescribed-species-on-epilobium-canum leafminer on Galium circaezans - Mompha undescribed-species-on-galium-midwestern Leigh Farm Park leaf miner on Oenothera fruticosa D412A 2017 3 - Mompha argentimaculella Momphidae: Mompha unifasciella? - Mompha New Hope Fire Station trail leaf miner on Galium uniflorum D970 2018 2 - Mompha annulata 1448   - Mompha murtfeldtella moth - 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)