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Gelechioidea (Moths)

Wikipedia Abstract

Gelechioidea (from the type genus Gelechia, "resting on the ground") is the superfamily of moths that contains the case-bearers, twirler moths, and relatives, also simply called curved-horn moths or gelechioid moths. It is a large and poorly understood '"micromoth" superfamily, constituting one of the basal lineages of the Ditrysia.As of the 1990s, this superfamily was composed of about 1,425 genera and 16,250 species.
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Family

Agonoxenidae (Palm moth) (119)
Batrachedridae (Moth) (124)
Blastobasidae (blastobasid moths) (295)
Coleophoridae (casebearer moths and casebearers) (1,037)
Cosmopterigidae (cosmet moths) (1,577)
Elachistidae (grass leafminer moths and grass miners) (410)
Ethmiidae (ethmiid moths) (291)
Gelechiidae (gelechiid moths) (4,639)
Holcopogonidae (24)
Lecithoceridae (long-horned moths) (780)
Metachandidae (57)
Momphidae (momphid moths) (163)
Oecophoridae (oecophorid moths) (6,592)
Pterolonchidae (Lance-wing moth) (11)
Scythrididae (Flower moth) (476)
Symmocidae (Moth) (273)

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