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:

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This chapter focuses on the Apoditrysia lineage of the Lepidoptera. It discusses the superfamilies that comprise Apoditrysia: nononobtectomeran superfamilies, unspecialized Obtectomera, and Obtectomera. The chapter also describes their morphological characteristics, larval feeding, and diversity.

Keywords: Apoditrysia; Lepidoptera; nononobtectomeran superfamilies; unspecialized Obtectomera; Obtectomera

Chapter.  92359 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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