Question about Lyonetiidae...

Doug Yanega dyanega at
Fri Aug 27 15:31:02 EDT 1999

>The answer probably depends on whose taxonomic list you use, but in John
>Bradley's latest UK list the genus Bucculatrix is placed in its own family
>Bucculatricidae whilst Lyonetiidae is also still kept as a family.

Hmm. According to the Zoological Record, it's "Bucculatrigidae". Based on
other latin names ending in -trix turned into family names (e.g.,
Tetrigidae), I tend to think that Bradley may have botched on his latin



Doug Yanega        Dept. of Entomology         Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California - Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521
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