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Eriocraniidae is a family of moths restricted to the Holarctic region, with six extant genera.[2][3] These small, metallic moths are usually day-flying, emerging fairly early in the northern temperate Spring. They have a proboscis with which they drink water or sap. The larvae are leaf miners on Fagales, principally the trees birch (Betula) and oak (Quercus) but a few on Salicales and Rosales.[4]

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Eriocrania semipurpurella
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Suborder: Glossata
Infraorder: Dacnonypha
Hinton, 1946 sensu Minet, 2002[1]
Superfamily: Eriocranioidea
Family: Eriocraniidae
Rebel, 1901

Eriocranites Kernbach, 1967

25 described species


  1. ^ Joël Minet (2002). "Un nom d'infra-ordre pour les Acanthopteroctetidae (Lepidoptera)" [Proposal of an infraordinal name for the Acanthopteroctetidae (Lepidoptera)]. Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France. 107 (3): 222.
  2. ^ Donald R. Davis (1978). "A revision of the North American moths of the superfamily Eriocranioidea with the proposal of a new family, Acanthopteroctetidae (Lepidoptera)" (PDF). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. 251: 1–131. doi:10.5479/si.00810282.251.
  3. ^ Hitomi Mizukawa, Toshiya Hirowatari & Satoshi Hashimoto (2004). "Biosystematic study of Issikiocrania japonicella Moriuti (Lepidoptera: Eriocraniidae), with description of immature stages". Entomological Science. 7 (4): 389–397. doi:10.1111/j.1479-8298.2004.00088.x.
  4. ^ N. P. Kristensen (1999). "The homoneurous Glossata". In N. P. Kristensen (ed.). Lepidoptera, Moths and Butterflies. Volume 1: Evolution, Systematics, and Biogeography. Handbuch der Zoologie. Walter de Gruyter. pp. 51–64.

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