Castniidae

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Castniidae

[‚kast′nī·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The castniids; large diurnal, butterflylike moths composing the single, small family of the lepidopteran superfamily Castnioidea.
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Castniid moths are medium to large in size, from 20 to 110 mm; they are related to Cossidae and Hesperiidae, the distal portion of the antenna is similar to that of the Hesperiidae with a club and apiculus and the presence of three cubital veins on the wings.