Stathmopodinae

Stathmopoda melanochra, copyright Donald Hobern.

Belongs within: Gelechioidea.

The Stathmopodinae are a group of usually very small moths that commonly rest with the hind wings raised (Nielsen & Common 1991).

Characters (from Nielsen & Common 1991): Usually very small; head smooth-scaled; wings very narrow; fore wing lacking pterostigma, R2 well before upper angle of discal cell, female with subcubital retinaculum only; hind tibiae and tarsi usually bearing whorls of stiff bristles.

<==Stathmopodinae [Stathmopodidae, Tinaegeriidae]NC91
|--Snellenia lineataNC91
|--Pseudaegeria phloginaNC91
|--Coracistis erythrocosmaNC91
|--HieromantisNC91
|--CalicotisNC91
|--VanacelaC70
`--StathmopodaNC91
|--S. arachnophthoraNC91
|--S. callichrysaNC91
|--S. cephalaeaNC91
|--S. chalcotypaNC91
|--S. coracodesP27
|--S. crocophanesNC91
|--S. melanochraNC91
|--S. phlegyraL27
`--S. skelloniL27

*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.

[L27] Lindsay, S. 1927. A list of the Lepidoptera of Deans Bush, Riccarton, Canterbury. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 693–696.

[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.

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