This is the first part of the World Catalogue of Insects of the superfamily Ypomeutoidea with the most current scientific classification, synymies and misspellings. Primary type locations, status, depositories, reference citations, zoogeographic distributions, kwn host plants, explanatory tes and corrections are given. In addition, new primary types are designated, new synymies and combinations are proposed.
Jae-Cheon Sohn, Ph.D. (2013) University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA; M.S. (2002) Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, South Korea. Publications: two guide books for the Korean insects, 50 papers in peer-review journals, and 29 papers in non-peer-review journals. Awardee of the Ernst Mayr Grants (Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University) and the Explorers Club Washington Group Exploration and Field Research Grant. Jon A. Lewis, Ph.D. (1988) Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. (1997) Columbia State University. Coauthored several articles on moth and hemiptera collections.Curated and cataloged the bulk of the largest collection of immature lepidoptera in the world at the Smithsonian. Bernard Landry, Ph.D. (1992) Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada; M.Sc. (1987) McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada. Publications: 81 peer-reviewed papers and internet contributions, such as www.pyraloidea.org. Past editor or co-editor of two entomology journals as well as other World Catalogue of Insects volumes. Specializes in Galapagos micromoths and Pyralidae Crambinae of the New World.