Moths (Heterocera)
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Most lepidopterans are moths, and there are over 4,330 genera and 166,000 species of them. Although all moths are placed in the clade Heterocera, they are not a monophyletic group. Moths differ from butterflies and skippers by shape and structure of antennae, wing coupling, body shape, pupae, and resting posture. Most species of moth are nocturnal.

 

Arctiidae - Tiger Moths, Lichen Moths, and allies
 
Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
 
Euteliidae - Euteliid Moths
 
Geometridae - Geometer Moth
 
Limacodidae - Slug Caterpillar Moths
 
Erebidae - Erebid Moths
 
Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
 
Notodontidae -Prominent Moths
 
Saturniidae - Silk Moths
 
Sphingidae - Sphinx or Hawk Moths
 
Yponomeutidae - Ermine Moths
 
Zygaenidae - Burnet Mos or Forester Moths

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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