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Title: Incurvariidae  
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Subject: Crinopteryx familiella, Incurvarioidea, Incurvariidae, Coleophora acompha, Coleophora adilella
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Incurvariidae is a family of small primitive monotrysian moths in the order Lepidoptera. There are twelve genera recognised (Davis, 1999). Many species are leaf miners[2] and much is known of their hostplants, excluding Paraclemensia acerifoliella (Fitch).[3] The most familiar species in Europe are perhaps Incurvaria masculella[4] and Phylloporia bistrigella.[5] The narrow wings are held tightly along the body at rest and some species have very long antennae.


  1. ^ Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness - Lepidoptera
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  • Davis, D.R. (1999). The Monotrysian Heteroneura. Ch. 6, pp. 65–90 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.

External links

  • Tree of Life
  • UK Incurvariidae key
  • Jeff's UK moths
  • Fauna Europaea
  • Natural History Museum Hosts database
  • Available generic names Butterflies and Moths of the World Generic Names and their Type-species
  • Lepindex
  • UK leaf mines
  • Swedish Incurvariidae
  • Fauna Europaea
  • Media related to Incurvariidae at Wikimedia Commons
  • Data related to at Wikispecies

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