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Papilionoidea (butterflies)

Wikipedia Abstract

The superfamily Papilionoidea (from the genus Papilio, meaning "butterfly") contains all the butterflies except for the skippers, which are classified in superfamily Hesperioidea, and the moth-like Hedyloidea. The members of the Papilionoidea may be distinguished by the following combination of characters: \n* The body is smaller and less moth-like. \n* The wings are larger. \n* The antennae are straight and clubbed (rather than hooked as in the skippers). \n* The caterpillars do not spin cocoons in which to pupate. \n* The pupae are angular rather than rounded.
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Lycaenidae (6,339)   (15)
Nymphalidae (admirals, anglewings, brush-footed butterflies, checker-spots, crescent-spots, fritillaries, mourningclocks, and purples) (6,422)   (16)
Papilionidae (swallowtail butterflies) (557)   (8)
Pieridae (orange-tips, sulphurs, whites, and whites and sulphurs) (1,113)   (3)
Riodinidae (metalmarks) (1,186)

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