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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Cohort: Myoglossata
Subcohort: Neolepidoptera

Neolepidoptera is a subcohort of cohort Myoglossata in suborder Glossata of order Lepidoptera, the butterflies and moths.[1] They differ from Myoglossata in the larval stage abdominal prolegs, pupal morphology, and the mandibles are reduced in size. They also differ in their reproductive systems. [2] The prolegs have muscles and apical hooklets. The reproductive organs have two openings. There are also differences in the wing structure.[3] The pupae are "incomplete or obtect." [4]