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Family Pterolonchidae

Which case bearing moth? - Homaledra octagonella Homaledra sabalella Octagonal Casemaker Moth - Hodges #1398 - Homaledra octagonella Conical Larval Shelter? - Homaledra octagonella Hodges #1422 - Palm Leaf Skeletonizer Moth - Homaledra sabalella - Homaledra sabalella Florida Moth - Homaledra heptathalama Homaledra knudsoni? - Homaledra knudsoni Homaledra knudsoni  - Homaledra knudsoni
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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 Pterolonchidae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Coelopoeta was formerly placed in Elachistinae.
Homaledra was formerly placed in Batrachedridae.
Explanation of Names
Author: Meyrick, 1918
30+ 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)