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The Gelechioidea is one of the most diverse superfamilies of moths globally and in Australia.
Importance in ecosystems in Australia.
Knowledge of the phylogeny and evolution of the superfamily has proved difficult to understand because of its huge complexity and lack of systematic and biological data.
Recent molecular studies have shed some light on the phylogenetic relationships at the family level and researchers are gradually arriving at a more stable understanding of the superfamily as a whole.

Nielsen in Nielsen et al. (1996: 118) groups the following species as unplaced to genus within Gelechioidea:

Borkhausenia albipectinata Turner, 1933.

Batrachedra hypoxutha Meyrick, 1897.

Machaeretis orthosema Turner, 1940.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
12-Feb-2010 (import)