Zygaenoidea

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Zygaenoidea
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Six-spot burnet, Zygaena filipendulae
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Clade: Apoditrysia
Superfamily: Zygaenoidea
Families

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Diversity
Over 2,600 species

The Zygaenoidea comprise the superfamily of moths that includes burnet moths, forester moths, and relatives.

The families are:

Related Research Articles

Zygaenidae Family of moths

The Zygaenidae moths are a family of Lepidoptera. The majority of zygaenids are tropical, but they are nevertheless quite well represented in temperate regions. Some of the 1000 or so species are commonly known as burnet or forester moths, often qualified by the number of spots, although other families also have 'foresters'. They are also sometimes called smoky moths.

Microlepidoptera Grouping of moths

Microlepidoptera (micromoths) is an artificial grouping of moth families, commonly known as the 'smaller moths'. These generally have wingspans of under 20 mm, and are thus harder to identify by external phenotypic markings than macrolepidoptera. They present some lifestyles which the larger Lepidoptera do not have, but this is not an identifying mark. Some hobbyists further divide this group into separate groups, such as leaf miners or rollers, stem or root borers, and then usually follow the more rigorous scientific taxonomy of lepidopterans. Efforts to stabilize the term have usually proven inadequate.

Limacodidae Family of moths

The Limacodidae or Eucleidae are a family of moths in the superfamily Zygaenoidea or the Cossoidea; the placement is in dispute. They are often called slug moths because their caterpillars bear a distinct resemblance to slugs. They are also called cup moths because of the shape of their cocoons.

The Aididae are a family of moths in the superfamily Zygaenoidea.

Himantopteridae Family of moths

The Himantopteridae are a family of moths in the superfamily Zygaenoidea. The family is alternatively included in the family Anomoeotidae as a synonym.

Lacturidae Family of moths

The Lacturidae comprise a family of moths in the superfamily Zygaenoidea. Brightly coloured tropical moths, the Lacturidae have been previously placed in the Plutellidae, Yponomeutidae, and Hyponomeutidae.

Somabrachyidae Family of moths

The Somabrachyidae are a family of moths in the order Lepidoptera.

<i>Barisania</i> Genus of moths

Barisania is a genus of moths of the family Limacodidae.

<i>Barisania lampra</i> Species of moth

Barisania lampra is a species of moth of the family Limacodidae. It is found on Sumatra and Borneo.

Pseudaltha is a genus of moths of the family Limacodidae.

Austrapoda beijingensis is a species of moth of the family Limacodidae. It is found in China.

Euphlyctinides albifusum is a species of moth of the family Limacodidae. It is found in India and Nepal.

Euphlyctinides indi is a species of moth of the family Limacodidae. It is found in north-eastern India at an altitude of 1,800 meters.

Atosioides is a genus of moths of the family Limacodidae.

Pseudidonauton bhaga is a species of moth of the family Limacodidae. It is found on Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra.

Maliattha blandula is a species of moth in the family Noctuidae first described by Achille Guenée in 1862. It is found in Tanzania, Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion and the Comoros. It was placed in the genus Maliattha in 2016.

<i>Lactura</i> Genus of moths

Lactura is a genus of moths in the family Lacturidae.

<i>Adoneta gemina</i> Species of moth

Adoneta gemina is a species of moth in the family Limacodidae, in the superfamily Zygaenoidea. It was described by Harrison Gray Dyar Jr. in 1906 from southern Texas.

References

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