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Superfamily Hyblaeoidea - Teak Moths

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Hyblaeoidea (Teak Moths)
Remarks
Two families included: Hepialidae and the monotypic Prodidactidae. Represented by a single adventive species (Hepialidae: 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