Glossata


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Glos`sa´ta


n. pl.1.(Zool.) The Lepidoptera.
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Previous studies had suggested that moths and butterflies with proboscises, which belong to the Glossata group, appeared only about 130 million years ago, when flowers first bloomed on land.
Just as interesting, the scales are from a group of butterflies and moths known as the Glossata.
Lepidoptera es un grupo de insectos que segun sus caracteristicas fenotipicas y de habitos se les divide en mariposas diurnas (Ropaloceros) y polillas de habitos nocturnos (Heteroceros), esta clasificacion antigua y en desuso por la comunidad cientifica, mas no para el comun de la gente que aun las divide visualmente; taxonomicamente hoy los lepidopteros estan divididos en 4 subordenes: Zeugloptera, Aglossata, Heterobathmiina y Glossata (1, 2), a este ultimo pertenecen la mayoria de polillas, incluyendo las de importancia clinica epidemiologica.
Ahora, segun la nueva clasificacion, la familia Saturniidae pertenece al suborden Glossata.
Los lepidopteros estan divididos en 4 subordenes: Zeugloptera, aglossata, Heterobathmiina y Glossata (1,2), con aproximadamente 100 familias, de las cuales 12 son de importancia medica (3, 5,6).
The primitive Lepidopteran family Neopseustidae, which belongs to the basal Glossata, comprises four genera which are rare, both in nature and in collections.
Whereas the proboscis of all other adult Lepidoptera Glossata is formed by a sucking tube with a single food canal, that of Neopseustidae has two independent sucking tubes (Fig.