Acrolepiidae, Heinemann, 1870

Pohl, Greg, Anweiler, Gary, Schmidt, Christian & Kondla, Norbert, 2010, An annotated list of the Lepidoptera of Alberta, Canada, ZooKeys 38 (38), pp. 1-549: 64-65

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20. Acrolepiidae  – false diamondback moths

Small (12–15 mm wingspan) moths with narrow lanceolate wings, usually with a conspicuous fringe on the tornal area of the forewing. This family is separated from similar yponomeutoid groups by details of the genitalia and venation. Larvae are leaftiers and skeletonizers or stem, bulb, and seed borers of Liliaceae  and a number of dicot families. Approximately 95 species of Acrolepiidae  are known globally, most in the Palaearctic. Eight species are known in North America; one is known in AB. Gaedike (1984) revised the family for North and South America. Landry (2007) reviewed the North American species of Acrolepiopsis  .

119 * R Acrolepiopsis californica Gaedike, 1984 M Apr  – L Jun; – B – T: Gaedike (1984, 1994), Landry (2007) Oct (H)

L: Pohl et al. (2005), Landry (2007) C: CNC, NFRC