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Lepidoptera

Lepidoptera
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Families
Acanthopteroctetidae[?]
Acrolophidae[?]
Adelidae[?]
Agonoxenidae[?]
Agaristidae[?]
Alucitidae[?]
Apatelodidae[?]
Arctiidae[?]
Bedelliidae[?]
Blastobasidae[?]
Bombycidae[?]
Bucculatrigidae[?]
Carposinidae[?]
Choreutidae[?]
Coleophoridae[?]
Copromorphidae[?]
Cosmopterigidae[?]
Cossidae[?]
Ctenuchidae[?]
Cycnodiidae[?]
Dalceridae[?]
Danaidae
Dioptidae[?]
Doidae[?]
Douglasiidae[?]
Drepanidae[?]
Elachistidae[?]
Epermeniidae[?]
Epiplemidae[?]
Epipyropidae[?]
Eriocraniidae[?]
Ethmiidae[?]
Galacticidae[?]
Gelechiidae[?]
Geometridae[?]
Glyphipterigidae[?]
Gracillariidae[?]
Heliconiidae[?]
Heliodinidae[?]
Heliozelidae[?]
Hepialidae[?]
Hesperiidae[?]
Hyblaeidae[?]
Incurvariidae[?]
Lacturidae[?]
Lasiocampidae[?]
Lecithoceridae[?]
Libytheidae[?]
Limacodidae[?]
Liparidae[?]
Lycaenidae[?]
Lymantriidae[?]
Lyonetiidae[?]
Manidiidae[?]
Megalopygidae[?]
Megathymidae[?]
Micropterigidae[?]
Mimallonidae[?]
Momphidae[?]
Nepticulidae[?]
Noctuidae[?]
Nolidae[?]
Notodontidae[?]
Nymphalidae[?]
Oecophoridae[?]
Oinophilidae[?]
Olethreutidae[?]
Opostegidae[?]
Papilionidae[?]
Parnassiidae[?]
Pericopidae[?]
Phaloniidae[?]
Pieridae[?]
Plutellidae[?]
Prodoxidae[?]
Psychidae
Pterophoridae[?]
Pyralidae[?]
Pyromorphidae[?]
Riodinidae[?]
Saturniidae[?]
Satyridae[?]
Schreckensteiniidae[?]
Scythrididae[?]
Sematuridae[?]
Sesiidae[?]
Sphingidae[?]
Stenomidae[?]
Symmocidae[?]
Thyatiridae[?]
Thyrididae[?]
Tineidae[?]
Tischeriidae[?]
Tortricidae[?]
Uraniidae[?]
Urodidae[?]
Walshiidae[?]
Yponomeutidae[?]
Ypsolophidae[?]
Zygaenidae[?]
Ref: Nearctica (http://www.nearctica.com/nomina/lepid/leps.htm)
as of 2002-06-26
ITIS 117232 (http://www.itis.usda.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=117232)
as of 2002-08-12
Lepidoptera: Order of insects that includes the butterfly and the moth. Lepidoptera have two pairs of membranous wings joined to each other and covered with scales, and mouth parts adapted for sucking. The order comprises more than 160,000 species.

Please see also the difference between a butterfly and a moth.



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