[Leps-l] Anyone ever hear of moths referred to as Heterocerids?

John V. Calhoun bretcal1 at verizon.net
Mon Mar 1 10:16:10 EST 2021

Hi John,
This refers to outdated divisions of Lepidoptera, were butterflies are in Rhopalocera and moths are in Heterocera.
John C.

On Monday, March 1, 2021, 9:27 AM, John Shuey <jshuey at TNC.ORG> wrote:

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Am I falling behind the times – or is this a made up term?  A quote from an SER publication –
 “As a scientist and naturalist, Blaine has spent hundreds of nights conducting Nocturnal Lepidoptera (Heterocerids, a.k.a. Moths) surveys across the state of New Jersey”.
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