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    The Palaeosetidae or miniature ghost moths are a family of insects in the order Lepidoptera contained within the superfamily Hepialoidea.

    Taxonomy and systematics

    The Palaeosetidae are a primitive family of Hepialoidea with four currently recognised genera and seven species.


    One genus occurs in Colombia (Osrhoes) and the other three genera have an Old World distribution from Assam to Australia.[1][2]


    1. ^ Kristensen, N.P., (1999). The non-Glossatan Moths. Ch. 4, pp. 41-62 in Kristensen, N.P. (Ed.). Lepidoptera, Moths and Butterflies. Volume 1: Evolution, Systematics, and Biogeography. Handbuch der Zoologie. Eine Naturgeschichte der Stämme des Tierreiches / Handbook of Zoology. A Natural History of the phyla of the Animal Kingdom. Band / Volume IV Arthropoda: Insecta Teilband / Part 35: 491 pp. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York.
    2. ^ Nielsen, E.S., Robinson, G.S. and Wagner, D.L. 2000. Ghost-moths of the world: a global inventory and bibliography of the Exoporia (Mnesarchaeoidea and Hepialoidea) (Lepidoptera) Journal of Natural History, 34(6): 823-878.Abstract