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This section presents a list of reference books and articles relevant to the study of the Psychidae. According to morphology, the monophyly of Psychidae is still ambiguous. Psychidae (excluding Arrhenophanidae) are characterised by a combination of the following characters: (1) male genitalia lack gnathos or brachia; (2) male phallus surrounded by membranous manica; (3) female 7th abdominal segment with corethragyne extremely dense, and consisting of very fine woolly hairs; (4) prathoracic tergal plate of larvae continuously expanded laterally to include prothoraeie spiracles and lateral setae group; (5) crachets of larval abdominal prolegs reduced and arranged in a lateral penellipse; (6) larval labrum with 4 pairs of ventral setae; (7) anal plate of larvae with pair of campaniform sensilla on anterior region; and (8) larvae construct a movable case (circular, trigonal or quadrigonal in cross section with anterior and posterior openings), and bear it till pupation.

Keywords: ecology; morphology; Psychidae



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