Gracillarioidea - Uncovering Gondwana

The Gracillarioidea together with the closely related Yponomeutoidea are two of the earliest emerging superfamilies of Ditrysia - a clade which comprises the majority of Lepidoptera species. The Gracillarioidea clade of micro-moths, all leaf miners, comprises three families Roeslerstammiidae, Bucculatricidae and Gracillariidae. These phylogenetic relationships currently based on research by Kawahara et al. 2011 and Doorenweerd 2016 may change with further research.

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