Stathmopodidae

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Stathmopoda pedella (click on image to enlarge it)
Author: Olaf Leillinger
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Stathmopodidae - Stathmopoda Herrich-Schäffer, 1853

This family is mainly found in the old world. It contains more than 300 species of small moths, with a typical wingspan of around 10-20 mm. The wings are narrow and equipped with fringes of long hairs. At rest, the hind legs are held sideways in an unusual position.

The larvae of most species feed on fruits and flowers and a few species of the genus Stathmopoda are pests of fruit trees. For example the persimmon fruit moth, Stathmopoda masinissa, bores into persimmon fruits and is economically significant in eastern Asia.


The literature database currently contains 6 publications for Stathmopoda (genus). Please note that literature records for genera may not be complete. See box above on left for queries from the literature database.

Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: