Sphagiocrates Meyrick, 1925, was referred to the Xyloryctidae (provisionally) from the Lecithoceridae by Gozmany, 1978, in Microlepidoptera Palaearctica, Amsel, Gregor and Reisser [Eds] Volume 5, Lecithoceridae, p. 263.
Sphagiocrates was treated in the Gelechiidae by Nye & Fletcher, 1991, 6 : 283.
Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-
Sphagiocrates was included in the "Gelechiadae" by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 206; it was included in the Timyridae, now Lecithoceridae, by Clarke, 1955, Cat. Type Specimens Microlepid. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. descr. E. Meyrick 1: 21; and was transferred to the Gelechiidae by Clarke, 1969, ibidem 7: 380.
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