Obtectomera
(butterflies and most moths)

Subtaxon Example images Rank Subtaxa
with images
No of
ID refs
Female adult - dorsal view (Click to view)Male - dorsal view (Click to view)Top view - wings spread (Click to view)Lateral view - wings spread (Click to view)Adult - dorsal view - close-up (Click to view)
Clade 373 illustrated subtaxa 163 ident. refs
Adult - dorsal view (Click to view)Dorsal view (Click to view)
Superfamily 48 illustrated subtaxa 12 ident. refs
Taxonomic hierarchy:
CladeObtectomera (butterflies and most moths)
CladeApoditrysia (butterflies and most moths)
InfraorderDitrysia (butterflies and most moths)
InfraorderHeteroneura (a suborder of moths and butterflies)
SuborderGLOSSATA (a suborder of moths)
OrderLEPIDOPTERA (butterflies and moths)
Division Endopterygota (bees, beetles, flies, moths and other insects with wings developing internally)
InfraclassNeoptera (bees, beetles, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other advanced insects)
SubclassPTERYGOTA (bees, beetles, dragonflies, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other winged insects)
ClassINSECTA (true insects)
SubphylumHEXAPODA (insects and other 6-legged organisms)
PhylumARTHROPODA (arthropods)
SuperphylumECDYSOZOA (skin shedders)
CladeBilateria (bilaterally symmetrical animals)
SubkingdomEUMETAZOA (metazoans)
KingdomANIMALIA (animals)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)

BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 192 general literature references relevant to Obtectomera (butterflies and most moths)

Obtectomera (butterflies and most moths) may also be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 657 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Obtectomera (butterflies and most moths)
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