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Ditrysia, Nonapoditrysian Superfamilies

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/9780520251977.003.0007
Ditrysia, Nonapoditrysian Superfamilies

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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

Chapter.  110673 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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