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Noctuoidea (Moths)

Wikipedia Abstract

Noctuoidea is the superfamily of noctuid (Latin "night owl") or "owlet" moths, and has more than 70000 described species, the largest number of for any Lepidopteran superfamily. Its classification has not yet reached a satisfactory or stable state. Since the end of the 20th century, increasing availability of molecular phylogenetic data for this hugely successful radiation has led to several competing proposals for a taxonomic arrangement that correctly represents the relationships between the major lineages.
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Arctiidae (footman moths and tiger moths) (9,573)   (1)
Doidae (7)
Lymantriidae (Tussock moth) (2,673)   (1)
Noctuidae (cutworms, dagger moths, noctuid moths, owlet moths, and underwings) (23,070)
Nolidae (nolid moths) (1,877)
Notodontidae (prominent moths) (3,969)   (1)   (1)
Oenosandridae (5)
Pantheidae (98)

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