Database details

Full name:

Global Taxonomic Database of Gracillariidae

Short name:

World Gracillariidae


May 2007

Release date:

April 5th, 2007


J De Prins & W De Prins

Taxonomic coverage:

Animalia – Arthropoda – Insecta – Lepidoptera – Gracillarioidea – Gracillariidae

Number of species names:

1,841 accepted names; 411 synonyms

Number of infraspecies names:

7 accepted names; 0 synonyms

Number of common names:


Total number of names:



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.


Belgian Biodiversity Platform, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium

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