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Lepidoptera (butterflies, butterflies and moths, and moths)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Lepidoptera (/ˌlɛpɨˈdɒptərə/ lep-i-DOP-tər-ə) is an order of insects that includes moths and butterflies (both called lepidopterans). 180,000 species of Lepidoptera are described, in 126 families and 46 superfamilies, 10% of the total described species of living organisms. It is one of the most widespread and widely recognizable insect orders in the world, encompassing moths and the three superfamilies of butterflies, skipper butterflies, and moth-butterflies.
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Superfamily

Acanthopteroctetoidea (3)
Agathiphagoidea (Moths) (2)
Alucitoidea (Moths) (186)
Axioidea (5)
Bombycoidea (Moths) (3,463)   (2)
Calliduloidea (Moths) (52)
Choreutoidea (366)
Copromorphoidea (fruitworm moths) (344)
Cossoidea (Moths) (1,073)
Drepanoidea (Moths) (764)
Epermenioidea (epermeniid moths) (98)
Eriocranioidea (eriocraniid moths) (24)
Galacticoidea (12)
Gelechioidea (Moths) (16,868)
Geometroidea (Moths) (22,007)
Gracillarioidea (2,155)
Hedyloidea (33)
Hepialoidea (Moths) (577)
Hesperioidea (skippers) (3,432)   (1)
Heterobathmioidea (2)
Hyblaeoidea (41)
Immoidea (Moths) (238)
Incurvarioidea (Moths) (600)
Lasiocampoidea (lappet moths) (1,842)   (1)
Lophocoronoidea (3)
Micropterigoidea (Moths) (116)
Mimallonoidea (Moths) (201)
Mnesarchaeoidea (Moths) (6)
Neopseustoidea (Moths) (10)
Nepticuloidea (Moths) (685)
Noctuoidea (Moths) (41,272)   (1)   (3)
Palaephatoidea (13)
Papilionoidea (butterflies) (15,616)   (44)
Pterophoroidea (plume moths) (1,035)
Pyraloidea (Moths) (15,633)   (1)
Schreckensteinioidea (Bristle-legged moth) (12)
Sesioidea (Moths) (1,470)
Simaethistoidea (4)
Superfamily Unassigned (1)
Thyridoidea (window-winged moths) (818)
Tineoidea (Moths) (3,890)
Tischerioidea (lyonetiid moths) (81)
Tortricoidea (leaf rollers and leaf tyers) (8,688)
Urodoidea (62)
Whalleyanoidea (2)
Yponomeutoidea (Moths) (1,930)
Zygaenoidea (Moths) (3,121)

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