Uraniidae


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Uraniidae

[‚yu̇r·ə′nī·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A tropical family of moths in the superfamily Geometroidea including some slender-bodied, brilliantly colored diurnal insects which lack a frenulum and are often mistaken for butterflies.
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The larval stage of diurnal moths of the genera Urania Fabricius, Chrysiridia Hubner and Alcides Hubner, all belonging to the subfamily Uraniinae (Lepidoptera: Uraniidae) primarily feed on Omphalea leaves (Lees and Smith, 1991).
Lees DC, Smith NG (1991) Foodplant associations of the Uraniinae (Uraniidae) and their systematic, evolutionary, and ecological significance.
The Moths of Borneo: Families Castniidae, Callidulidae, Drepanidae and Uraniidae. Malayan Nature Journal 52: 20-22, pl.
Lepidoptera: Saturniidae, Bombycidae, Eupterotidae, Uraniidae, Epiplemidae und Sphingidae.