Ethmiinae

The Ethmiinae are a subfamily of small moths in the superfamily Gelechioidea sometimes included in the Elachistidae or the Oecophoridae, but mostly in the Depressariidae as a subfamily Ethmiinae.[2]

Ethmiinae
Ethmia.quadrillella.jpg
Adult Ethmia quadrillella
at Commanster (Belgian Ardennes)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Depressariidae
Subfamily: Ethmiinae
Busck, 1909
Synonyms[1]
  • Azinidae Walsingham, 1906
  • Ethmiadae Meyrick, 1909
  • Ethmiinae Brues, Melander & Carpenter, 1954 (but see text)

GeneraEdit

Seven genera are presently placed here; numerous others are now considered junior synonyms (mostly of Ethmia):[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ See references in Savela (2003)
  2. ^ a b c Wikispecies (2009-JUN-29), and see references in Savela (2003)

Further readingEdit