Family: Pterophoridae (plume moths)

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Pterophorus sp. near callidus, photographed in disturbed fynbos

Subfamilies native to southern Africa

List from Vári et al. (2002).

Pterophorinae

18 Genera and 86 species native to southern Africa

 

Agdistinae

One genus native to southern Africa: Agdistis

 

Publications

  • VÁRI, L., KROON, D.M., & KRÜGER, M. 2002. Classification and checklist of the species of Lepidoptera recorded in southern Africa. Simple Solutions, Chatswood Australia.

 

 


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