Global Gracillariidae

Latest version published by Belgian Biodiversity Platform on 19 March 2019 Belgian Biodiversity Platform
The Gracillariidae is one the largest families of primitive moths (Lepidoptera). Gracillariid moths are generally distributed throughout the world except Antarctica, and they are more numerous in tropical areas. Many species of Gracillariidae are serious pests of agricultural and ornamental plants. The Global Taxonomic Database of Gracillariidae currently holds information on 147 genus-group names and in total 2.683 species-group names, belonging to 105 genera.
Publication date:
19 March 2019
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Data Records

The data in this checklist resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 2,831 records.

1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Taxon (core)
  • Distribution 

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.


Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 2,831 records in English (324 kB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (6 kB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (6 kB)


The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

De Prins, J. & De Prins, W. 2016. Global Taxonomic Database of Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera). World Wide Web electronic publication ( [date of accession*] DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4224.9367


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Belgian Biodiversity Platform. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: bb5f507f-f7de-4a5a-ae7f-ad8abbe68bef.  Belgian Biodiversity Platform publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Belgian Biodiversity Platform.




Who created the resource:

Jurate De Prins
Associate curator (Lepidoptera)
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Jurate De Prins
Associate curator (Lepidoptera)
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Willy De Prins
Scientific volunteer
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

Who filled in the metadata:

André Heughebaert
Node Manager
Belgian Biodiversity Platform

Who else was associated with the resource:

André Heughebaert

Geographic Coverage

Global coverage

Bounding Coordinates South West [90, 180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Family  gracillariidae

Collection Data

Collection Name RMCA

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers bb5f507f-f7de-4a5a-ae7f-ad8abbe68bef