The Series Bombyciformes is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Superfamily (1): Bombycoidea
- Family (7): Anthelidae · Apatelodidae · Bombycidae · Carthaeidae · Eupterotidae · Lasiocampidae · Mimallonidae
Anthelidae is a family of Australian lappet moths in the Lepidoptera order. It was previously included in the Lasiocampoidea superfamily, but a recent study resulted in reincluding the family in the superfamily Bombycoidea. [more]
Apatelodidae is a somewhat disputed family of insects in the order Lepidoptera. They belong to the hawkoth, silkworm and relatives superfamily Bombycoidea. [more]
Bombycidae is a family of moths. The best-known species is Bombyx mori (Linnaeus) or silkworm, native to northern China and domesticated for millennia. Another well known species is Bombyx mandarina, also native to Asia. [more]
The Dryandra Moth (Carthaea saturnioides) is a species of moth. It is considered the only species in the family Carthaeidae. Its closest relatives are the Saturniidae and it bears a resemblance to many species of that family, bearing prominent eye spots on all wings. The wingspan is up to 10 cm. It is restricted to the southern part of Western Australia. [more]
Eupterotidae is a family of insects in the Lepidoptera order with more than 300 described species. [more]
The Lasiocampidae family of moths are also known as eggars, snout moths or lappet moths. There are over 2000 species worldwide, and probably not all have been named or studied. [more]
At least 229 species and subspecies belong to the Family Mimallonidae.
More info about the Family Mimallonidae may be found here.
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