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Moths of Western North America$
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Jerry Powell and Philip Myers

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780520251977

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520251977.001.0001

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Ditrysia, Nonapoditrysian Superfamilies

Ditrysia, Nonapoditrysian Superfamilies

(p.46) (p.47) Ditrysia, Nonapoditrysian Superfamilies
Moths of Western North America

Jerry A. Powell

Paul A. Opler

University of California Press

This chapter focuses on the Ditrysia, an evolutionary lineage that makes up 98% or more of the described species of living Lepidoptera. It describes the important characteristic of the six superfamilies and 32 families that comprise Ditrysia. The chapter also provides information about the morphology of adults and larvae, larval feeding, and their diversity.

Keywords:   Ditrysia, evolutionary lineage, Lepidoptera, adults, larvae, larval foods, diversity

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