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Taxonavigation: Nepticuloidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Nepticulina
Superfamilia: Nepticuloidea

Familia: Opostegidae
Subfamiliae (2): Oposteginae – Opostegoidinae

Genera (7): Eosopostega – Neopostega – Notiopostega – Opostega – Opostegoides – Paralopostega – Pseudopostega


Opostegidae Meyrick, 1893.

Type genus: Opostega Zeller, 1839.


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  • Davis, D.R.; Stonis, J.R. 2007: A revision of the New World plant-mining moths of the family Opostegidae (Lepidoptera: Nepticuloidea). Smithsonian contributions to zoology, ( 625 ). [2].
  • Heppner, J.B. and D.R. Davis, 2009: Guatemala Moth Notes, 2. A new Neopostega from Guatemala (Lepidoptera: Opostegidae). Lepidoptera Novae 2(1): 31–34. Full article: [3].
  • van Nieukerken, E.J., Doorenweerd, C., Hoare, R.J.B. & Davis, D.R. 2016. Revised classification and catalogue of global Nepticulidae and Opostegidae (Lepidoptera, Nepticuloidea). ZooKeys 628: 65-246. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.628.9799. Reference page
  • Remeikis, A. ; J.R. Stonis ; A. Diškus & D.R. Davis, 2009: Contribution to the Opostegidae Fauna of Central America, with an Updated Checklist and Description of New Species from Costa Rica and Mexico (Insecta: Lepidoptera). Acta Zoologica Lituanica 19 (4): 278.286. Abstrct: DOI: 10.2478/v10043-009-0034-3.
  • Stonis, J.R. ; A. Remeikis & V. Sruoga, 2013: An annotated list of the Opostegidae of the Himalaya, with a description of Pseudopostega brevicaudata sp. nov. (Lepidoptera: Nepticuloidea). Zootaxa 3609 (2): 182–194. Abstract: [4].


  • Pitkin, B. & P. Jenkins. Butterflies and Moths of the World: Generic Names and their Type-species. Natural History Museum.[5]

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中文: 茎潜蛾科