Full name: World Gracillariidae: Global Taxonomic Database of Gracillariidae
Short name: World Gracillariidae
Version: March 2010
Release date: 2010-04-24
Authors/editors: Prins J. De & Prins W. De
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Lepidoptera - Gracillarioidea - Gracillariidae
English name of the group: Gracillariid moths
Number of species: 1,851
Number of infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 414
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 2,265
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://gc.bebif.be/