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:

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Microlepidoptera clade

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.

Cossoidea is the superfamily of moths that includes carpenter moths and relatives. Like their likely sister group Sesioidea they are internal feeders and have spiny pupae with moveable segments to allow them to extrude out of their exit holes in stems and trunks during emergence of the adult.

Limacodidae family of insects

The Limacodidae or Euclidae 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 insects

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 insects

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 insects

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

<i>Barisania</i> genus of insects

Barisania is a genus of moths of the family Limacodidae.

Austrapoda is a genus of moths of the family Limacodidae.

Euphlyctinides is a genus of moths of the family Limacodidae.

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

Atosioides is a genus of moths of the family Limacodidae.

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

Pseudidonauton admirabile is a species of moth of the family Limacodidae. It is found on Peninsular Malaysia.

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

Pseudidonauton nigribasis is a species of moth of the family Limacodidae. It is found in India.

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.

Aidos amanda is a moth of the Aididae family. It is found in Surinam, Venezuela and the Guianas.

References

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