Phylogenetic studies and modern classification of the Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera)

  title={Phylogenetic studies and modern classification of the Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera)},
  author={M. Alma Sol{\'i}s},
  journal={Revista Colombiana de Entomolog{\'i}a},
  • M. Solís
  • Published 1 June 2007
  • Biology
  • Revista Colombiana de Entomología
Pyraloidea, the third largest superfamily of the Lepidoptera, is comprised of two families Pyralidae and Crambidae. The history of families previously placed in the Pyraloidea is discussed. The group now includes about 16,000 species worldwide. morphologically, the superfamily is defined by a basally scaled proboscis and the presence of abdominal tympanal organs. The larvae of many species are economically important pests of crops (e. g.: sugarcane, corn, rice), and stored products such as… 

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