Incurvariidae,

Pohl, Greg, Anweiler, Gary, Schmidt, Christian & Kondla, Norbert, 2010, An annotated list of the Lepidoptera of Alberta, Canada, ZooKeys 38 (38), pp. 1-549: 53-54

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.3897/zookeys.38.383

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3788891

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B2F256-9F18-A413-E6A7-F9D4FE83AD2E

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Incurvariidae
status

 

9. Incurvariidae  – leafcutter moths

Minute (6–10 mm wingspan) moths, usually with iridescent green–purple forewings and translucent hindwings. They have a scaled proboscis, and females have a piercing

ovipositor. Larvae are leafminers in the early instars; later they construct a case of silk and cut pieces of leaf, from which they skeletonize leaves.

Approximately 100 species of Incurvariidae  are known. Th ey are found throughout the world, but are best represented in Australia. Five species are known from North America, at least one of which probably occurs in AB. Th e family has not been revised for many years. Th e species that probably occurs in AB was treated by Dietz (1905).

33.1 * P H Phylloporia bistrigella (Haworth, 1828) Jun  – B – T: Dietz (1905)

Tischerioidea