Thyrididae, Herrich-Schaeffer, 1846

Pohl, Greg, Anweiler, Gary, Schmidt, Christian & Kondla, Norbert, 2010, An annotated list of the Lepidoptera of Alberta, Canada, ZooKeys 38 (38), pp. 1-549: 162

publication ID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3789066

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B2F256-9F8D-A487-E6A7-FD2AFDDCAB15

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Thyrididae
status

 

47. Thyrididae  – window-winged moths

Small to medium-sized (12–42 mm wingspan) moths with dark wings that have uneven margins and translucent spots. Larvae are borers or gall makers, or feed from within rolled or tied leaves.

Approximately 760 species of Th yrididae are known worldwide, primarily in tropical and subtropical areas. Ten species are known in North America; one of these has recently been collected in AB. No recent revisions exist for the group, but the AB species can be found in Covell (1984).