Nye & Fletcher (1991) included SEMNOLOCHA in the subfamily OECOPHORIDAE: AUTOSTICHINAE, treated by Hodges, in Kristensen (1999) as a subfamily of AUTOSTICHIDAE.
Semnolocha Meyrick, 1936, 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.
Semnolocha was treated in the Oecophoridae, Autostichinae by Nye & Fletcher, 1991, 6 : 277.
Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-
Semnolocha was established in the "Gelechiadae"; it was transferred to the Timyridae, now Lecithoceridae, by Clarke, 1955, Cat. Type Specimens Microlepid. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. descr. E. Meyrick 1: 21; but was again placed in the Gelechiidae by Clarke, 1969, ibidem 7: 363; it was transferred to the Oecophoridae: Autostichinae by Hodges, 1978, in Dominick et al., Moths Am. N. of Mexico 6 (1): 9.
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