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Lepidoptera

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Largest Lepidoptera Known As 'Atlas Moth' Looks Like Snakes On Tree

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Butterfly | Order Lepidoptera | Butterfly Characteristics

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Lepidoptera and Host Plants

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Lepidoptera - Dear Monster (Official Music Video)

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Lepidoptera of the Botanic Gardens

Lepidoptera is an order of insects that includes butterflies and moths. About 180,000 species of the Lepidoptera are described, in 126 families and 46 superfamilies, 10 per cent of the total described species of living organisms. It is one of the most widespread and widely recognizable insect orders in the world. The Lepidoptera show many variations of the basic body structure that have evolved to gain advantages in lifestyle and distribution. Recent estimates suggest the order may have more species than earlier thought, and is among the four most speciose orders, along with the Hymenoptera, Diptera, and Coleoptera.
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    • Etymology 

    • Distribution and diversity 

    • External morphology 

    • Internal morphology 

    • Polymorphism 

    • Reproduction and development 

    • Behavior 

    • Ecology 

    • Evolution and systematics 

    • Relationship to people