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Alucitidae (many-plumed moths; class Lepidoptera) Small family of fairly small moths in which the fore wing is divided into six plumes and the hind wing into six or seven. They are not closely related to the Pterophoridae, which are also plumed. The larvae burrow into shoots, buds, and flowers, and may induce gall-formation. They have a world-wide distribution.
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