Mompha idaei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Suborder: Glossata
Infraorder: Heteroneura
(unranked): Ditrysia
Superfamily: Gelechioidea
Family: Momphidae
Herrich Schaffer, 1857

See text

  • Momphina Herrich-Schäffer, 1857
  • Momphinae
  • Lavernidae Wocke, 1871
  • Psacaphorinae Spuler, 1898

Momphidae (mompha moths) is a family of moths with some 115 described species.[1] These tend to be rather small moths with a wingspan of up to 21 mm. The wings are held folded over the body at rest. The larvae are concealed feeders, either as leaf miners or within seeds or stems.


  • Moriloma Busck, 1912
  • Palaeomystella Fletcher, 1940
  • Patanotis Meyrick, 1913
  • Phalaritica Meyrick, 1913
  • Semeteria Sinev, 1989
  • Synallagma Engel, 1907
  • Zapyrastra Meyrick, 1889

Former genera


This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 4/7/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.