Cosmopteriginae

Cosmopterix scribaiella, copyright Patrick Clement.

Belongs within: Gelechioidea.

The Cosmopteriginae are small moths with asymmetrical genitalia in males, lacking an uncus and with the aedeagus fused to the juxta, and lacking raised scale-tufts on the wings (Nielsen & Common 1991).

<==CosmopteriginaeNC91
|--Sathrobota rileyiC70
|--LabdiaNC91
| |--L. leucombraNC91
| `--L. semnostolaC70
|--LimnaeciaNC91
| |--L. cirrhozonaNC91
| `--L. phragmitellaNC91
|--CosmopterixNC91
| |--C. eximiaR13
| |--C. lienigellaR13
| |--C. mimetisNC91
| `--C. scribaiellaS63
|--PyrodercesNC91
| |--P. anaclastisR78
| |--P. deliciosellaP27
| `--P. rileyiNC91
|--Hyposmocoma kahamanoaKP19
`--Macrobathra diplochrysaMC13, P27

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[C70] Common, I. F. B. 1970. Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies). In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers pp. 765–866. Melbourne University Press.

[KP19] Kawahara, A. Y., D. Plotkin, M. Espeland, K. Meusemann, E. F. A. Toussaint, A. Donath, F. Gimnich, P. B. Frandsen, A. Zwick, M. dos Reis, J. R. Barber, R. S. Peters, S. Liu, X. Zhou, C. Mayer, L. Podsiadlowski, C. Storer, J. E. Yack, B. Misof & J. W. Breinholt. 2019. Phylogenomics reveals the evolutionary timing and pattern of butterflies and moths. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 116 (45): 22657–22663.

[MC13] Majer, J. D., S. K. Callan, K. Edwards, N. R. Gunawardene & C. K. Taylor. 2013. Baseline survey of the terrestrial invertebrate fauna of Barrow Island. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 83: 13–112.

[NC91] Nielsen, E. S., & I. F. B. Common. 1991. Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies). In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers 2nd ed. vol. 2 pp. 817–915. Melbourne University Press: Carlton (Victoria).

[P27] Philpott, A. 1927. The maxillae in the Lepidoptera. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 721–746.

[R13] Reuter, O. M. 1913. Lebensgewohnheiten und Instinkte der Insekten bis zum Erwachen der sozialen Instinkte. R. Friedländer & Sohn: Berlin.

[R78] Richards, O. W. 1978. The Australian social wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Australian Journal of Zoology, Supplementary Series 61: 1–132.

[S63] Schmidt, E. 1963. Vogelzönologische Untersuchungen in den Bergen um Buda (I. Budakeszi). Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 9 (3–4): 373–390.

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