Schistonoeidae Overview


          Hodges (1998) described this family based on the presence of a frenum (homoplasious with Gelechiidae: Physoptilinae) and the female frenulum with two acanthi. The family includes two monotypic genera, Oecia and Schistonoea, which are the type genera of two subfamilies, Oeciinae and Schistonoeinae (Hodges, 1998). Schistonoeinae occurs in the West Indies, and Oeciinae is pantropical, although Hodges (1998) speculated that the latter was possibly introduced to other areas from the West Indies.

          References: Forbes (1931), Gozmany (1963, 1975), Hodges (1998), Walsingham (1897), Zimmerman (1978).