n African Entomology - Micropyle and chorion structure of the eggs of some South African hepialoid moths (Lepidoptera : Prototheoridae : Hepialidae) : short communication

Volume 12, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-3589



The suborder Exoporia, consisting of two superfamilies, the Mnesarchaeoidea and Hepialoidea, is one of the most phylogenetically primitive lineages of extant Lepidoptera (Nielsen et al. 2000). The Mnesarchaeoidea comprise a single family, the Mnesarchaeidae, and is restricted to New Zealand. The Hepialoidea comprise five families: Anomosetidae, Neotheoridae, Prototheoridae, Palaeosetidae and Hepialidae (Kristensen 1978a, b, 1999; Nielsen et al. 2000).

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