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is a superfamily
In biological classification, rank is the level in a taxonomic hierarchy. Examples of taxonomic ranks are species, genus, family, and class. Each rank subsumes under it a number of less general categories...
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. It contains the silk moths, emperor moth
The Small Emperor Moth is a moth of the family Saturniidae. It is sometimes placed in the genus Saturnia. It occurs throughout the Palearctic region and is the only member of its family to be found in the British Isles....
s, sphinx moths and relatives. The Lasiocampoidea
Lasiocampoidea is the superfamily of "lappet moths", containing two families of small to very large moths. Lasiocampidae have a global distribution, whilst Anthelidae are found only in Australia and New Zealand. There are about 158 genera...
are close relatives and sometimes merged in the present group. Their larvae exhibit horns.
- Firefly Encyclopedia of Insects and Spiders, edited by Christopher O'Toole, ISBN 1-55297-612-2, 2002