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Subject: Epipyropidae, Ectoparasites, Zygaenoidea, Coleophora acompha, Coleophora adilella
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Epiricania hagoromo on Euricania facialis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Section: Cossina
Superfamily: Zygaenoidea
Family: Epipyropidae
Dyar, 1903

The Epipyropidae comprise a small family of moths. This family and the closely related Cyclotornidae are unique among the Lepidoptera in that the larvae are ectoparasites, the hosts typically being fulgoroid planthoppers, thus the common name planthopper parasite moths.


Former genera

See also

  • [[Tanna
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