Glossata (Fabricius, 1775) is the suborder of the insect order Lepidoptera that contains most lepidopteran species and includes all the superfamilies of moths and butterflies that have a coilable proboscis. (See also the suborders Zeugloptera, Aglossata, and Heterobathmiina).[1]

Plume moth on Boerhavia diffusa W IMG 1002.jpg
Plume moth from family Pterophoridae on Boerhavia diffusa in Hyderabad, India.
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Suborder: Glossata
(Fabricius, 1775)


  1. ^ Lepidoptera, Zootaxa

External linksEdit

  Data related to Glossata at Wikispecies