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Primitive Lineages

Jerry A. Powell and Paul A. Opler

in Moths of Western North America

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780520251977
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520943773 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520251977.003.0006
Primitive Lineages

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This chapter discusses the primitive lineages of lepidopterans: the Zeugloptera clade, Glossata clade, Exoporia clade, and Heteroneura clade. It identifies the superfamilies, families, and their representative species. The chapter also describes the morphology of their adults and larvae, food selection, and distribution patterns.

Keywords: primitive lineages; lepidopterans; Zeugloptera; Glossata; Exoporia; Heteroneura

Chapter.  12519 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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