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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The Moths of Borneo: Families Castniidae, Callidulidae, Drepanidae and Uraniidae.
He paid much attention to the unique character of antennae, which are cylindrical, thickening from base to apex like in Castniidae and ending in a pointed tip just like in some Hesperiidae (Rhopalocera).