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
. Almost all of today's butterflies and moths belong to this group, characterised by the tube-shaped mouth part known as a "proboscis" used for feeding on fluids such as nectar.
Contribucion al conocimiento del genero Copitarsia Hampson, 1906 (Lepidoptera: Glossata
The singular morphology of the proboscis is related to the feeding habits of adult Lepidoptera and the substrates on which they feed and is evident in both Rhopalocera (Glossata
) and Heterocera (MOLLEMAN et al, 2005, 2010; KRENN, 2010; ZENKER et al, 2010).
Microestructura del exocorion en huevos de algunas especies de noctuidos (Lepidoptera: Glossata
La genitalia femenina como caracter diagnostico de grupos de especies de noctuidos (Lepidoptera: Glossata
: Noctuidae): clave practica.