Bombycoidea - Uncovering Gondwana

The Bombycoidea and closely related Lasiocampoidea superfamilies, together with the Geometroidea and Noctuoidea form the majority of the huge, explosively diversified Macroheterocera (big moths). The  phylogenetic  relationships between these groups is not yet settled partly because of the challenges associated with sampling  hugely diverse groups. However Gondwana origins are evident for many of the basal taxa.

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