Dichotomous Key/Lepidoptera

Dichotomous Key
Lepidoptera
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Subphylum Hexapoda
Class Insecta
Order Lepidoptera

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3: Butterflies

    • Antennae
    • Placed far apart on a large head - Hesperiidae
    • Near each other - #5

4: Moths

  • Mimicry
    • Wasps - Sesiidae
    • Other or none - #8

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  • Number of functional legs
    • Two - Nymphalidae
    • Four - #6

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  • Larva produce sugary solution to attract ants
    • Yes - Lycaenidae
    • No - #7

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  • Anal claspers
    • Not present on last anal segment - Drepanidae
    • Present on last anal segment - #9

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  • Larvae sit with head and anal segments raised
    • Yes - Notodontidae
    • No - #10

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Last modified on 6 September 2009, at 23:33