Lasiocampoidea

Lasiocampoidea is the superfamily of "lappet moths" (Lasiocampidae), containing one family of small to very large moths.

Lasiocampoidea
Lasiocampa quercus01.jpg
Oak eggar, Lasiocampa quercus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Clade: Eulepidoptera
Clade: Ditrysia
Clade: Apoditrysia
Clade: Obtectomera
Clade: Macroheterocera
Superfamily: Lasiocampoidea
Families

Lasiocampidae

Diversity
over 2,000 species

The group is closely related to the Bombycoidea and sometimes merged therein.

ReferencesEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Firefly Encyclopedia of Insects and Spiders, edited by Christopher O'Toole, ISBN 1-55297-612-2, 2002

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