Carposinidae, a familiy of ditrysian Lepidoptera, is a natural, easily recognizable group. Nonetheless, its study has been strongly neglected for a long time, as far as the Palaearctic fauna is concerned. The present paper is a revision, with the use of original types, as far as they are available. A corrected generic classification is presented, based chiefly on the genital characters, instead of those of the wing venation as used by the older authors. Eight genera, 44 species, three subspecies, and one forma are recorded for the Palaearctic Region and most of them are redescribed, while the genitalia of the two sexes are described and figured, many for the first time. One genus, 18 species, and two subspecies are described as new. Besides, three extralimital species are recorded and their genitalia described and figured; 11 species are transferred to other genera.

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Diakonoff, A. (1989). Revision of the Palaearctic Carposinidae with description of a new genus and new species (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea). Zoologische Verhandelingen, 251(1), 1–155.