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Incertae sedis - The family affiliation of Cycloplasis is unresolved

Durham NC Dichanthelium leaf miner 2015 12 - Cycloplasis panicifoliella Botanical Gardens Leaf miner on Dichanthelium BG1 2016 3 - Cycloplasis panicifoliella Botanical Gardens Leaf miner on Dichanthelium BG1 with adaxial circle cut 2016 3 - Cycloplasis panicifoliella Botanical Gardens Leaf miner on Dichanthelium BG1 leaf circle with pupating larva maybe 2016 5 - Cycloplasis panicifoliella Cycloplasis panicifoliella Cycloplasis from Dichanthelium oligosanthes - Cycloplasis immaculata Sandy Creek Park leaf miner on Dichanthelium D439 2017 3 - Cycloplasis panicifoliella Leigh Farm Park leaf miner on Dichanthelium D779 and D779A 2017 4 - Cycloplasis panicifoliella
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
No Taxon (Unassigned Apoditrysia)
No Taxon Incertae sedis - The family affiliation of Cycloplasis is unresolved
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cycloplasis has been placed in the Heliodinidae in the past, but based on recent analyses it appears not even to belong to the superfamily Yponomeutoidea. The tree generated by Sohn et al. (2013) places it close to Galacticoidea.
Print References
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.
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