The Lecithocerinae are a subfamily of small moths in the family Lecithoceridae. They are found worldwide, but most species occur in South Asia. The subfamily is characterized by the male genitalia with a bridge-like structure connecting the tegumen and the valva, and the uncus almost always is vestigial with two lobes at the dorsal base, only exceptionally united into a broad plate, but never as a thorn or spine.

Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lecithoceridae
Subfamily: Lecithocerinae
Gozmány, 1978[1]

Older classifications have treated the family Lecithoceridae as subfamily Lecithocerinae of Gelechiidae.

Taxonomy and systematicsEdit