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Notodontidae Stephens 1829

James S. Miller and Andrew V. Z. Brower
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Containing group: Noctuoidea

Introduction

A diverse cosmopolitan family with more than 2,800 described species.

Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships

The hypothesis of relationships is based on the cladistic analysis of morphology of adult and immature stages by Miller (1991). Some Old World taxa, such as Acrocteninae, Ceirinae, Desmeocraerinae and Hylaeorinae were not addressed in that wirk (Kitching & Rawlins 1999), and are not included in this tree.

References

Kitching IJ. & Rawlins JE. 1999. the Noctuoidea. In: NP Kristensen, ed. Lepidoptera, moths and butterflies. 1. Evolution, systematics and biogeography. Handbook of Zoology 4(35), Lepidoptera. de Gruyter, Berlin, Pp. 355-401.

Miller, JS. 1991. Cladistics and classification of the Notodontidae (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea) based on larval and adult morphology. Bulletin of the AMNH 204: 1-230.

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Scientific Name Lepidoptera:Notodontidae: Phalera bucephala
Location “Corno alle Scale” Park, Bologna Province, Emilia Romagna, Italy
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
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Copyright © 2005 Cesare Brizio
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Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA

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