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Lophocoronoidea

Lophocoronoidea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lophocoronidae
Common, 1973
Genus: Lophocorona
Common, 1973
Species
Diversity
about 6 species

Lophocoronoidea is a superfamily of insects in the Lepidoptera order. These are small, primitive nocturnal moths restricted to Australia whose biology is unknown (Common, 1990; Kristensen and Nielsen, 1996; Kristensen, 1999).

References

  • Common, I.F.B., (1990). Moths of Australia. 535 pages.
  • Kristensen, N.P. (1999). The homoneurous Glossata. Ch. 5, pp. 51-64 in Kristensen, N.P. (Ed.). Lepidoptera, Moths and Butterflies. Volume 1: Evolution, Systematics, and Biogeography. Handbuch der Zoologie. Eine Naturgeschichte der Stämme des Tierreiches / Handbook of Zoology. A Natural History of the phyla of the Animal Kingdom. Band / Volume IV Arthropoda: Insecta Teilband / Part 35: 491 pp. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York.
  • Nielsen, E. S. and Kristensen, N. P. (1996). The Australian moth family Lophocoronidae and the basal phylogeny of the Lepidoptera Glossata. Invertebrate Taxonomy, 10: 1199-1302.Abstract

Sources

  • Firefly Encyclopedia of Insects and Spiders, edited by Christopher O'Toole, ISBN 1-55297-612-2, 2002

External links

  • Tree of Life
  • Lophocorona at the Global Lepidoptera Names Index, Natural History Museum
  • Australian Lophocoronidae
  • Lophocorona pediasia
  • Australia's lophocoronid moths: evolution and conservation
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