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Bucculatricidae

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Bucculatricidae or (Bucculatrigidae) is a family of moths. This small family has representatives in all parts of the world. Some authors place the group as a subfamily of the family Lyonetiidae.

Adults of this family are easily overlooked, being very small with narrow wings wrapped around the body at rest. When small, the larvae are leaf-miners, forming distinctive brown blotches on leaves. When larger, they usually feed on the leaves externally. Many species have specific host plants. The pupal cases have distinctive longitudinal ridges, leading to members of the family commonly being called ribbed cocoon makers.

Some authors recognize just a single large genus, Bucculatrix, although two Australian genera, Cryphioxena and the scribbly gum moths (Ogmograptis spp.) are now sometimes placed in this family rather than in Elachistidae.[2][3]

Species

Status unclear

  • Bucculatrix acerifolia Heinrich, 1937 (described from Germany)
  • Bucculatrix acerifoliae Heinrich, 1937 (described from Switzerland)
  • Bucculatrix auripicta Matsumura, 1931 (described from Japan)
  • Bucculatrix helianthemi (=Dichomeris helianthemi?) (recorded food plant: Helianthemum sessiliflorum)
  • Bucculatrix imitatella Herrich-Schäffer, 1855
  • Bucculatrix turatii Standfuss, 1887 (recorded food plant: Paliurus aculeatus)

References

  1. ^ Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness - Lepidoptera
  2. ^ Beccaloni, G.; Scoble, M.; Kitching, I.; Simonsen, T.; Robinson, G.; Pitkin, B.; Hine, A.; Lyal, C., eds. (2003). "Cryphioxena". The Global Lepidoptera Names Index. Natural History Museum.
  3. ^ Beccaloni, G.; Scoble, M.; Kitching, I.; Simonsen, T.; Robinson, G.; Pitkin, B.; Hine, A.; Lyal, C., eds. (2003). "Ogmograptis". The Global Lepidoptera Names Index. Natural History Museum.
  4. ^ Tokár, Zdenko; Laštůvka, Aleš (18 April 2018). "Bucculatrix brunnella sp. n. (Lepidoptera, Bucculatricidae) from Sicily and Sardinia". Nota Lepidopterologica. 41 (1): 113–117. doi:10.3897/nl.41.22840. ISSN 2367-5365. Retrieved 4 June 2018.

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Bucculatricidae: Brief Summary

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Bucculatricidae or (Bucculatrigidae) is a family of moths. This small family has representatives in all parts of the world. Some authors place the group as a subfamily of the family Lyonetiidae.

Adults of this family are easily overlooked, being very small with narrow wings wrapped around the body at rest. When small, the larvae are leaf-miners, forming distinctive brown blotches on leaves. When larger, they usually feed on the leaves externally. Many species have specific host plants. The pupal cases have distinctive longitudinal ridges, leading to members of the family commonly being called ribbed cocoon makers.

Some authors recognize just a single large genus, Bucculatrix, although two Australian genera, Cryphioxena and the scribbly gum moths (Ogmograptis spp.) are now sometimes placed in this family rather than in Elachistidae.

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