Database Details : Global Taxonomic Database of Gracillariidae

Full name: Global Taxonomic Database of Gracillariidae
Short name: Global Gracillariidae
Version: Jan 2011
Release date: 2011-08-26
Authors/editors: De Prins J. & De Prins W.
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Lepidoptera - Gracillarioidea - Gracillariidae
English name of the group: Gracillariid moths
Number of living species 1,855
Number of living infraspecific taxa 7
Number of extinct species: 0
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 414
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 2,276
Abstract: The Gracillariidae is one the largest families of primitive moths (Lepidoptera). Gracillariid moths are generally distributed throughout the world except Antarctica, and they are more numerous in tropical areas. Many species of Gracillariidae are serious pests of agricultural and ornamental plants. The Global Taxonomic Database of Gracillariidae currently holds information on 151 genus-group names and in total 2.556 species-group names, belonging to 104 genera.
Organization: Belgian Biodiversity Platform, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium
Website: http://www.gracillariidae.net
Bibliographic citation: De Prins J. & De Prins W. (2017). Global Gracillariidae: Global Taxonomic Database of Gracillariidae (version Jan 2011). In: Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds. (2017). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 28th November 2017. Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/col. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.