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This website provides an introduction to the families of Gelechioidea, a major group of Lepidoptera. This site gives links to Gelechioidea families with diagnostic characters, checklists, collection holdings, published references, and other information.

The superfamily Gelechioidea includes case-bearing moths and their relatives. Currently, at least 1,425 genera and 16,250 species are described, but it has been estimated that this is only approximately 25% of the species diversity (Hodges, 1998).

This website represents the combined efforts of Richard Brown (Mississippi State University), Sibyl Bucheli (Ohio State University), SangMi Lee (Mississippi State University), Steven Passoa (USDA-APHIS), and John Wenzel (Ohio State University), and Joe MacGown (Mississippi State University).