Seq # 115

Nepticulidae Stainton, 1854 Family

Last modified: Sept. 17, 2019, 10:30 p.m.


The Nepticulidae, cosmopolitan in distribution, comprise about 820 described species but probably many undescribed (van Nieukerken E. J., Kaila L., Kitching I. J., Kristensen N. P. (...) Yakovlev R. V., Zolotuhin V. V. & Zwick A. 2011: 213). They include the smallest Lepidoptera with an average wing span of 5–6 mm, in some species it is under 4 mm. The larvae of most species mine leaves.


Details

Classification
Family: Nepticulidae
Vernacular names
Dwergmineermotten (NL), Pygmy leafmining moths (EN)
Species in Belgium
86

Direct lower taxa

Seq. # Name Vernacular names
115010

Nepticulinae Stainton, 1854


Species in Belgium

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