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Zygaenidae


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; subclass Pterygota, order Lepidoptera)

Family of small moths, which are generally brightly coloured, slow-flying, and diurnal. Many species are distasteful, some are toxic. The larvae have short, dense, secondary setae. The cocoon is above ground, tough, and elongate. The family is widespread.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.


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