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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