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Taxonavigation: Pterophoroidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Holometabola
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Superfamilia: Pterophoroidea

Familia: Pterophoridae
Subfamilia: Pterophorinae
Tribus: Platyptiliini
Genus: Sphenarches
Species: (11):
S. anisodactyla – S. bifurcatus – S. bilineatus – S. caffer – S. cafferoides – S. gilloni – S. languidus – S. mulanje – S. nanellus – S. ontario – S. zanclistis



Sphenarches Meyrick, 1886

Type species: Sphenarches synophrys Meyrick, 1886, by original designation.


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