Gall Moths (Lepidoptera: Cecidosidae)
Gall moths, family Cecidosidae, total only seven species, with five species from southern South America and two from South Africa. The family is in the superfamily Incurvarioidea, in the section Incurvariina, of division Monotrysia, infraorder Heteroneura. Adults small (7– 26 mm wingspan), with rough head scaling; haustellum reduced, scaled; labial palpi short; maxillary palpi vestigial, 1- segmented. Maculation is somber, usually without spots but often with iridescence. Adults are probably diurnal. Larvae are gall makers on Schinus (Anacradiaceae) in Argentina.
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