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mines of Lyonetia clerkella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Yponomeutoidea

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Lyonetiidae is a family of moths. These are small, slender moths, the wingspan rarely exceeding 1 cm. The very narrow forewings, held folded backwards covering the hindwings and abdomen, often have pointed apices noticeably up- or down-turned. The larvae are leaf miners.

The family Bucculatricidae is sometimes considered a subfamily of Lyonetiidae.


  • Acanthocnemes
  • Arctocoma
  • Argyromis
  • Atalopsycha
  • Busckia
  • Cateristis
  • Chrysolytis
  • Cladarodes
  • Compsoschema
  • Copobathra
  • Crobylophora
  • Daulocoma
  • Diplothectis
  • Erioptris
  • Eulyonetia
  • Exegetia
  • Hierocrobyla
  • Leioprora
  • Leucoedemia
  • Leucoptera
  • Lyonetia
  • Lyonetiola
  • Micropostega
  • Microthauma
  • Orochion
  • Otoptris
  • Paraleucoptera
  • Perileucoptera
  • Petasobathra
  • Philonome
  • Phyllobrostis
  • Pilotocoma
  • Platacmaea
  • Proleucoptera
  • Prolyonetia
  • Prytaneutis
  • Stegommata




Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies


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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Cladus: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Cladus: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Divisio: Ditrysia
Sectio: Tineina
Subsectio: Tineina
Superfamilia: Yponomeutoidea
Familia: Lyonetiidae
Subfamiliae: Cemiostominae - Leucopterinae - Lyonetiinae - Unassigned


Lyonetiidae Stainton, 1854

Vernacular names


  • Pitkin, B. & P. Jenkins. Butterflies and Moths of the World: Generic Names and their Type-species. Natural History Museum.[1]


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