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Title: Cyclotorna  
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Subject: Ectoparasites, Coleophora acompha, Coleophora adilella, Coleophora adlecta, Coleophora adumbratella
Collection: Cyclotornidae, Ectoparasites, Moth Genera, Parasites of Insects, Parasitic Insects
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Cyclotornidae
Genus: Cyclotorna
Meyrick, 1907

Cyclotorna is a genus of moths, the sole one of family Cyclotornidae, with five recognized species, all endemic to Australia.[1] This family and the closely related Epipyropidae are unique among the Lepidoptera in that the larvae are ectoparasites, the hosts in this case typically being leafhoppers, sometimes scale insects. The larvae of cyclotornids, however, leave the hemipteran host and become predatory on the brood in ant nests, apparently using chemical cues to induce the ants to carry the larvae into the ant nest.[2]


  1. ^ CSIRO Gallery
  2. ^ Dodd, F. P. 1912. Some remarkable ant-friend Lepidoptera. Trans. Entomol. Soc. London (1911):577-590.

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