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Plume moth on Boerhavia diffusa W IMG 1002.jpg
Plume moth from family Pterophoridae on Boerhavia diffusa in Hyderabad, India.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Suborder: Glossata
(Fabricius, 1775)

Glossata (Fabricius, 1775) is the suborder of the insect order Lepidoptera that contains most lepidopteran species and includes all the superfamilies of moths and butterflies that have a coilable proboscis. (See also the suborders Zeugloptera, Aglossata, and Heterobathmiina).[1]


  1. ^ Lepidoptera, Zootaxa

External links[edit]

Data related to Glossata at Wikispecies