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Lampronia has not been formally revised, but the realignment of Incurvaria and Lampronia (Nielsen 1982) and discovery of numerous species in recent years makes the genus ripe for study. It is a heterogeneous assemblage, with several groups clearly defined on synapomorphic grounds, and there may be grounds for subdivision to bring generic diversity in line with thge remainder of the family.
As currently defined, Lampronia is characterized by the combined presence of two traits:
- small compound eyes
- proboscis shorter than the labial palpi
These traits appear in isolation in, e.g. Agavenema and some Greya species, but appear to be combined only in these taxa. These are highly variable traits, though, and more robust characters should be sought.