Pohl, Greg, Anweiler, Gary, Schmidt, Christian & Kondla, Norbert, 2010, An annotated list of the Lepidoptera of Alberta, Canada, ZooKeys 38 (38), pp. 1-549: 65-66

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22. Bedelliidae  – bedelliid moths

Small (approximately 10 mm wingspan) moths with narrow lanceolate wings. Adults have a tuft of scales on the vertex, and a dense pecten of scales on the antennal scape, not quite forming an eye cap, as in the Lyonetiidae  . They are differentiated from other yponomeutoid families by internal and wing venation characters. Larvae are leafminers. Until recently this group was treated as a subfamily within the Lyonetiidae  ; we follow Dugdale et al. (1999) in treating it at the family level. Eighteen species of Bedelliidae  are known worldwide, all in the genus Bedellia  . Fourteen of these are restricted to Hawaii, and two species are known from continental North America; one of the latter has re- cently been found in AB. Th ere is no recent species-level taxonomic work on the group, but the AB species was illustrated by Parenti (2000) and Powell and Opler (2009).

124 * R Bedellia somnulentella (Zeller, 1847) Aug  – b g T: Parenti (2000), Powell and Opler (2009)

L: None C: CNC