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Superfamily Hyblaeoidea - Teak Moths

Hyblaea puera Hyblaea puera Hyblaea puera Moth - Hyblaea puera ID Request Hodges - # 6088 – Hyblaea puera – Teak Defoliator Moth? - Hyblaea puera Texas SE Gulf Coast - Hyblaea puera Unknown moth - Hyblaea puera unknown moth - Hyblaea puera
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Hyblaeoidea (Teak Moths)
Two families included: Hyblaeidae and the monotypic Prodidactidae. Represented by a single adventive species (Hyblaeidae: Hyblaea puera) in our area.
Internet References
L. Kaila, M. E. Epstein, M. Heikkilä, and M. Mutanen (2013). The assignment of Prodidactidae to Hyblaeoidea, with remarks on Thyridoidea (Lepidoptera). Zootaxa 3682(3): 485-494