Neolepidoptera is a clade within Myoglossata in suborder Glossata of order Lepidoptera, the butterflies and moths.[1] They differ from other Myoglossata in the larval stage abdominal prolegs, pupal morphology, and the mandibles are reduced in area. They also differ in their reproductive systems.[2] The prolegs have muscles and apical hooklets. The reproductive organs have two openings. There are also differences in the wing structure.[3] The pupae are "incomplete or obtect."[4]

Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Suborder: Glossata
Clade: Coelolepida
Clade: Myoglossata
Clade: Neolepidoptera


  1. ^ "Clade: Neolepidoptera Packard, 1895 (moth)". The Taxonomicon. Retrieved 2016-12-19.
  2. ^ "Kristensen , Niels Peder. A COMPENDIUM OF HEXAPOD SYSTEMATICS. Online. October 7, 2007". Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved October 16, 2012.
  3. ^ Cranston, Peter S. and Penny J Gullan. Phylogeny of Insects. University of California. Online. October 7, 2007.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Smith. John B. Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology. Brooklyn Entomological Society. Brooklyn, N. Y. Online. October 7, 2007.