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Castniidae


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(subclass Pterygota, order Lepidoptera)

Fairly small family of medium-sized, colourful, day-flying moths, often with clubbed antennae. They resemble some butterflies. Frequently the hind wing, but not the fore wing, is coloured. The adults feed on flowers; the larvae feed on plant stems and roots. There are about 200 species. The family is represented in the Neotropical, Australasian, Indo-Malayan, and Madagascan regions (or subregions).

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.


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