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Lepidoptera (butterflies, butterflies and moths, and moths)

Wikipedia Abstract

Lepidoptera is a large order of insects that includes moths and butterflies (called lepidopterans). 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. The term was coined by Linnaeus in 1735 and is derived from Ancient Greek λεπίδος (scale) and πτερόν (wing).
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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) (16,871)
Geometroidea (Moths) (22,007)
Gracillarioidea (2,155)
Hedyloidea (33)
Hepialoidea (Moths) (577)
Hesperioidea (skippers) (3,431)
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) (15,618)   (40)
Pterophoroidea (plume moths) (1,035)
Pyraloidea (Moths) (15,634)   (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) (8,689)
Urodoidea (62)
Whalleyanoidea (2)
Yponomeutoidea (Moths) (1,930)
Zygaenoidea (Moths) (3,121)

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